MTA Worker Falls To His Death

St. Clair Richards Stephens (Facebook)

Never does a time exist where it is easy to report sad news. Unfortunately a young MTA worker fell to his death this morning in a subway tunnel near the 125th Street stop on the 4 Train 5 Train 6 Train. Here is more via the New York Daily News:

A hulking MTA track worker fell to his death on the tracks of an East Harlem subway station when a protective wooden railing broke early Tuesday, authorities said.

St. Clair Richards Stephens, 23, was only on the job for six months when co-workers heard a scream — and then saw their mortally wounded colleague lying flat on the ground, authorities said.

The weeping father of the 6-foot-3, 270-pound worker fretted that his son’s massive size played a part in the shocking subterranean death.

“He should’ve took care of himself,” said his namesake dad St. Clair Richards Stephens. “I told him always has to be aware. That’s why I wanted him fit, and not too overweight.

The father, with tears streaming down his face, said he hadn’t spoken with his oldest child for a year in a dispute over the younger man’s girlfriend.

“Maybe if I had talked to him more, kept talking to him, maybe this wouldn’t have happened,” said the distraught dad, who still shared his home with the victim.

“I was thinking if I would have told him before he left this morning, ‘Be careful’ … I can’t believe this. I really can’t.”

Click here for the complete report.

My deepest condolences go out to the family & friends of St. Clair Stephens Richards for this horrible accident that led to the loss of an innocent man. No words will bring him back but hopefully they can one day find peace from this unfortunate tragedy.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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