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NTSB Investigating After NYC Subway Worker Dragged Under Train And Killed



The National Transportation Safety Board said it is sending a team to investigate after a New York City subway employee was dragged under a train and killed early Wednesday.
A 57-year-old Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee was working as a flagger when the accident occurred at around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday just south of the Macys–Herald Square station in Midtown Manhattan. Somehow, the worker was struck and dragged under a northbound D train, officials said.
The worker was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The MTA said D trains were delayed in both directions for a few hours while emergency teams investigated.
During a meeting of the MTA board’s safety committee, MTA Chair Janno Lieber said there was scheduled work taking place and the employee was flagging.
Its very much still under investigation on what went wrong, Lieber said. “Our folks were at the hospital last night with the workers family. Obviously theyre very much in our thoughts right now.”
“These are dangerous jobs that we ask our people to do day in and day out,” said NYC Transit President Rich Davey, who oversees subways and buses in the city.
The NTSB said it is investigating the incident.
TMX contributed to this article.