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NY Transit Worker Injured by Electrical Shock

October 18, 2010 Leave a comment

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – A transit worker was burned early this morning in a Brooklyn rail yard when he came into contact with the third rail while making repairs.

The transit worker was inspecting a train shoe that had sheared off when he came into contact with the electrified rail at 2:00 a.m. in the East New York yard on Linwood Street near Hegeman Street, officials said.

The worker was rushed to Brookdale Hospital with burns to his arm. Transit officials are investigating why part of the train remained electrified while the employee was conducting maintenance.

Story via New York Post

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