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Articles Tagged with Subway Accident NYC

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Our subway accident lawyer investigating a caseNYC Subway accidents are on the rise and recently more subways have been delayed because of  people  standing on the tracks. As a result the MTA recently announced that its recently created “Trespasser Task Force” is working on several pilot projects to prevent people from getting on the tracks or being pushed on them.

The main project and the most expensive one is the pilot installation of  platform barriers at 3 stations:

  1.  On the 7 line platform  in Time Square
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NYC subway can be dangerousAccording to recent records released by the MTA, 42 people died in collisions with a subway train and 5 others died after falling on the tracks or being electrified by the third rail. These numbers are very similar to those recorded during the same period a year earlier with 48 people dying in NYC subway accidents.   Among the causes of the collision, 16 of them were suicides compared to 10 for the same period of the previous year.  The report of the MTA also indicates that 8 people fell from crossing between cars compared to 6 during the same period of 2020 however they did not mention if these accidents resulted in deaths or injuries.

Should subway stations be safer and equipped with safety barriers?

These recent data from the MTA do not include several shoving incidents occurring during last  fall and winter  with the last one resulting in the death of Michelle Go.  Michelle Go was waiting for a train at the Time Square station when a deranged man pushed her  in front of the train. The recent death of Michelle Go might have been prevented if the New York subway was equipped with protective barriers or platform screen doors.

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NYC MTA Subway logoOne MTA worker was seriously injured and another one died in a subway accident in NYC yesterday. The two men were working on the southbound G train track between the Fort Hamilton Parkway and Church Ave. stations in Kensington, Brooklyn. A little after midnight, a train running on the track struck them both. Emergency workers rushed to the location of the accident. One of the workers, a 53 year old man was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He later died from his injuries. The other worker, a 49 year old man, was also transported to the hospital. He was seriously injured but in stable condition. It is not clear why the two men were working on the track when the  subway train was in service. Read more in the NY Daily News