Monday, April 26, 2010

Transit worker electrocuted in Rockaway

From the Daily News:

A veteran city transit worker was electrocuted early Monday on elevated A-line tracks in Queens, sources told the Daily News.

The man died about 4:30 a.m. when he apparently tripped and fell on the electrified third rail at the Beach 90th St. station in Rockaway Beach, the sources said.

It was raining at the time, but it wasn't clear if the weather figured in the worker's death.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Worked at this location many times and yes it is dangerous, especially on a rainy day. My question and hopefully they will not cover this up is WHY WAS HE BY HIMSELF? Usually 4 guys were assigned to remove lamps and trips and for 2 location. 2 to each location and from what i heard only 2 were assigned for 2 locations. If they happened to split up to make it in time to give service back to the plug then this is what it cost. I hope I am wrong I knew this man very well and it hurts deep!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

On time performance.Picking up and setting up a GO is with 2 people.Which you need at least 3.We can't get the job done with RTO not allowing us to work.It's all about OTP>

kalliops said...

sad