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Subway Worker Injured While Repairing 53rd Street Tunnel Under East River


Dec. 27, 2017 By Tara Law

An MTA employee was injured after two work trains knocked into each other in the 53rd Street tunnel beneath the East River this morning.

The incident took place around 5.00 a.m. in the E and M line tunnel, which is currently closed for week-long repairs, according to the MTA. The incident did not affect train service.

The employee was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries, police say.

“Two work trains bumped into each other. There is one MTA employee who is being treated for an injury and there is no impact to service,” an MTA spokesman said.

The incident is under investigation.

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I feel for the worker. The MTA’s ongoing incompetence just astounds me . How do these MTA Big Shots keep their jobs? The new guy ran Toronto’s 62 station system. We have over 460 stations. I also believe the Transit Board should consist of actual riders not Political Appointees. Stella McCartney (The Ex-Beatle Paul’s) wife was on this board a few years ago. Of course there is a new member, a man from the REAL ESTATE Industry of course. He will just want to help people get to the areas he has buildings.



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