MTA Employee Dies In Subway Station Fall
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An MTA worker has died after falling in the subway early Tuesday morning.
It happened just before 5 a.m. at the 125th Street station at Lexington Avenue. Police said the 23-year-old male employee appeared to have fallen from an elevated position while working in the tunnel area.
He was found unconscious and unresponsive on the southbound tracks with head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
Police are still investigating. As a result, service is now suspended on the 6 line from 86ths Street to Third Ave-138th Street and southbound on the 5 line from Nereid Avenue to East 180th Street.
There is also no train service between 86th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse.
Shuttle bus service is being provided, but the MTA is warning riders should expect significant delays and is urging customers to use alternate lines.
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