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Metro-North Worker Killed Working On Tracks In NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) _ New York’s Metro-North Railroad says one of its employees was struck and killed by a train while working on tracks in Manhattan.

The nation’s second-busiest railroad says it happened at 12:54 a.m. Monday at Park Avenue and East 106th Street.

The employee was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity wasn’t released.

About 50 passengers were aboard the train, the 12:47 a.m. from Grand Central Terminal bound for Poughkeepsie. The passengers were placed on another train and resumed their trip at 2:17 a.m.

The death is being investigated by Metro-North and MTA police.

Metro-North serves 281,000 riders a day in New York and Connecticut. It has experienced a spate of problems in the last year, including a derailment in the Bronx that killed four passengers.

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