MTA Worker Injured After Being Struck by Train in Midtown

posted by Blain Ensley - 

An MTA track worker was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after suffering a broken hip while working on the D train line near the Seventh Avenue station in Midtown.

Witnesses told the New York Daily News that the unidentified worker was found on the ground, screaming in pain after he was apparently struck by a northbound, slow-moving train. 

The MTA's Andy Byford released a statement: "I visited our colleague in the hospital shortly after the incident to make sure he was getting the care he needs and I was happy to find that he was. I thanked him for the work he does and offered any assistance I could to help him while he recovers."  

"This is a rare incident that nonetheless we take seriously and a full investigation is underway," Byford added. "It is too soon to speculate exactly what happened."

The track worker is listed as being in stable condition.


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