March 12, 2014

Metro-North worker killed by train in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — A Metro-North Railroad worker was struck and killed by a train in East Harlem early Monday morning, officials said, the latest in a string of devastating accidents for the railroad over the past year, The New York Times reported.

James Romansoff, 58, of Yonkers, died at Mt. Sinai Hospital after he was struck by a passenger train while working near 106th Street on the Park Avenue viaduct.
 
Romansoff was an eight-year employee in Metro-North’s Power Department and part of a crew restoring power to tracks that had been closed for weekend maintenance work.

The NTSB and the FRA are investigating the incident along with Metro-North and the MTA Police Department. For the full story, click here.

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