Metro-North Worker Killed by Train in East Harlem

Passengers wait as the Metro-North passenger train approaches the platform 21 December, 2005 at the Fordham Rd station in the Bronx borough of New York. Metro-North offered passengers in the Bronx, who normally use subways and buses, an alternative way to get into Manhattan during the transit strike. The city's nearly 34,000 subway and bus workers stayed out for a second day on Wednesday despite a court order fining their union one million dollars per day during the stoppage.
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An unidentified male Metro-North employee working on the tracks near East 106th Street and Park Avenue died after being struck by a Poughkeepsie-bound Hudson Line train at 12:47 a.m. on Monday. There are currently no details about the cause of the accident, which is just the latest incident in what has been a very bad year for the railroad, which has seen two major, fatal crashes, the death of a foreman on the tracks near West Haven, and a systemwide shutdown at rush hour.