About an hour or so ago, I unfortunately wrote an entry talking about the death of a MTA NYC Transit Motorman who had a fatal heart attack while guiding a Brooklyn-bound train out of the Court Square station. In the entry, I noted how the transit agency had not yet released the identity of the victim. Just a few minutes ago, they sent me a press release with more information on this unfortunate tragedy:
At approximately 8:08 this morning, Train Operator Domenick Occhiogrosso, 50, was operating a Church Avenue-bound G train pulling out of the terminal at Long Island City-Court Square in Queens when he suffered an apparent heart attack. The train came to a stop, and the Conductor walked to the lead car to investigate and found Train Operator Occhiogrosso unconscious. The Conductor radioed the Rail Control Center for medical assistance. A Train Service Supervisor moved the train back into the station to allow medical personnel to respond to the train operator. He was removed by EMS to Elmhurst Hospital, and was pronounced dead at 9:20 a.m. No customers were injured during this unfortunate incident.
Train Operator Occhiogrosso joined NYC Transit in August 1983 as a Subway Car Cleaner, and became a train operator in January 1986. He resided in Brooklyn.
Once again, I want to extend my condolences to the friends, family, & peers of Mr. Domenick Occhiogrosso.
xoxo Transit Blogger