An MTA worker was injured after he was struck by a subway train in Brooklyn early Monday morning, according to the transit agency.
The signal helper was hit by a Manhattan-bound F train at the Jay Street–MetroTech station around 1:40 a.m. on April 25, according to officials with the MTA.
The worker sustained wounds to his ribs and arm, according to New York City Transit’s Senior Vice President of Subways, Demetrius Crichlow, who noted that the employee was nevertheless “in good spirits” at a hospital.
“The details of the incident remain under investigation,” Crichlow told MTA board members during a Monday meeting. “I joined him early this morning in hospital. The employee sustained injuries to his ribs and arm, but he’s in good spirits and remains in our thoughts as he begins his recovery.”
The 64-year-old worker was assigned to auxiliary flagging duties and his injuries include a broken arm and fractured ribs, according to leaders with the Transport Workers Union Local 100, which represents the majority of MTA workers.
The victim had been on the job for three years, added the union’s Vice President for Maintenance of Way division John Chiarello and the Chairperson of the Line Equipment and Signal division Chris Canty in a joint statement.
The MTA rerouted A and F trains from the stop before regular service resumed at 4:09 a.m. Monday, but other details about the collision are under investigation, according to agency spokesperson Aaron Donovan.
There is no F train between Bergen St and Jamaica-179 St.
Northbound F trains are running on the G line from Bergen St to Court Sq.
Northbound A trains are delayed.
Emergency teams are responding to a person who was struck by a train at Jay St-MetroTech. https://t.co/FwKUiGQcuW
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The underground crash follows another signal helper being hit by a subway train in Greenwich Village in January, causing him to lose a foot and suffer a shattered leg.