Unfortunately I have to once again blog about an untimely death of a MTA worker. Earlier this morning, a yet to be unnamed motorman on the train suffered a fatal heart attack while guiding the Brooklyn-bound train out of the Court Square station. Andy Newman of the New York Times has more in this brief report:
The motorman on a G train suffered a fatal heart attack Wednesday morning while guiding the train out of the Court Square station in Queens, transit officials said.
The train immediately stopped, thanks to what is called the “dead-man’s switch” — a handle on the control board that the operator must hold down to keep the train moving. No one else was injured.
The motorman, whose name was not released, pulled out of the station, where the G line begins its run, at 8:08 a.m., New York City Transit said. Almost immediately, the train slid to a stop. The conductor walked to the front car, found the motorman unconscious and radioed for help. The motorman was pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital Center.
My condolences go out to the friends, family, & peers of the yet to be named motorman.
xoxo Transit Blogger