MTA Worker Injured In Work Train Accident

The big transit news of the week in NYC was the closure of the 53rd Street tunnel which has caused service changes to the E Train & M Train. Now comes word that a MTA worker was injured when two work trains involved in work on the project bumped into each other. Meghan Giannotta of AM New York has more:

Two MTA work trains collided in the 53rd Street tunnel early Wednesday morning leaving one person injured, the transit service said.

The two trains “bumped into each other” in the tunnel under the East River between Manhattan and Queens around 5 a.m., the MTA said. The trains did not derail, officials said.

One MTA employee was treated for injuries after the incident, they added. The injury is not life threatening, officials said.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the collision, an MTA spokesman said. It was unclear if there would be any disciplinary action taken against the crews involved.

The incident did not impact subway service during the morning commute, according to the MTA.

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I am glad to hear that the worker was not seriously injured. I am real curious as to the results of the investigation as something like this should not be happening especially in such a controlled environment.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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