Two Amtrak Workers Hurt, One Killed in Electrical Accident Near Railyard in the Bronx


THE BRONX, NY – An electrical accident triggered an explosion at a railyard in the Bronx on Thursday, killing one Amtrak worker and injuring two others. The incident occurred at around 11:00 a.m. at an Amtrak substation that was adjacent to the Con Edison Van Nest facility at Unionport Road in the Parkchester.

According to early reports, the worker was performing work on a transformer that was supposed to be off, but wasn’t, resulting in the tragic accident. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other two suffered only minor injuries.

Following the incident, Amtrak issued the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened to report the death of an Amtrak employee. The incident happened at approximately 11:05 a.m. at a substation just outside of New York City. There are reports of two additional nonlife-threatening employee injuries. Trains are being delayed through the area as local authorities respond. A full investigation is underway.”

The New York train accident attorneys of Finz & Finz, P.C., are following this developing story closely. Our thoughts go out to the family of the deceased, as well as to the victims and their families. We will update this story with further details as they are released.

Disclaimer: This post should not be construed as legal advice. The injury lawyers of Finz & Finz, P.C., regularly update our readers on the latest news in New York and Long Island to make our community safer. We are committed to helping those who’ve been hurt in accidents in our community know what to do to keep themselves and their families safe, and if you’ve been injured in an accident, we can help.

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