Amtrak worker killed in New York electrical accident

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NEW YORK — One Amtrak worker was killed and two others were injured in an accident at a power substation in the Bronx on Thursday, the New York Daily News reports.

The newspaper reports the worker was electrocuted in an electrical explosion about 11:30 a.m. at Van Nest Yard, an electrical facility shared by Amtrak and Con Ed. Trains through the area were delayed while emergency crews responded.

WABC-TV reports the victim was doing fuse work on a transformer; power was supposed to have been turned off but wasn’t.

Amtrak said in a statement that it was “deeply saddened to report the death of an Amtrak employee” and that a full investigation is under way. It described injuries to the other workers as “non-life-threatening.”

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