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An MTA worker was struck and killed by a subway car entering the 46 Street Station, said FDNY officials. An MTA worker was struck and killed by a subway car entering the 46 Street Station, said FDNY officials.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

An MTA worker who was wrapping up work on a subway signal was struck and killed by an E train in Queens early Wednesday, according to FDNY officials.

The deadly incident occurred just as the northbound train was entering the 46 Street Station at Broadway in Astoria at about 3:20 a.m.

Police found the 58-year-old signal maintainer on the track's roadbed. He reportedly fell off a ladder and landed in front of the train, according to the NY Daily News.

People aboard the train said they heard a thump. Police later boarded the train and asked everyone to get off, according to several witnesses.

The incident is under investigation.

The worker's identity has not been released pending family notification.

Wednesday morning's incident was the first death of an MTA worker on the job since a maintenance supervisor fell onto an exposed third rail in April 2010, said the MTA.

 

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