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.