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Fatal Mishap Disrupts 4,5,6 Subway Lines During Morning Commute

March 20, 2018 - 10:26 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A fatal mishap involving a transit worker was to blame for Tuesday morning's disruptions on the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines.

The MTA worker who died was 23-years-old, he had been on the job only 6 months.

MTA President Andy Byford said he was with a crew cleaning debris from the tracks.

"Somehow one of the crew members has fallen about 9 feet, and ended up on the tracks. He sustained a head injury," he said.

EMS was called immediately, but the worker could not be saved.

Trains in the vicinity were stopped, and that caused problems for people trying to get to work and school.

The MTA sent shuttle buses to pickup passengers, but Vincent said there were too many people and not enough buses.

"Buses is coming and they're packed already. You can't even get on. They coming up packed already, they gotta send more buses or something," he said.

Still, he and other passengers said they understood it was an unexpected tragedy.

Police say the worker fell to hsi death while cleaning debris from elevated tracks at 125th and Lexington. The victim's identity has not been released.

Trains had resumed making stops at 125th Street by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.