On Monday, June 15th an MTA worker was installing wire track baskets at the St. Lawrence Avenue stop on the 6 line. One of the baskets made contact with the third rail, leaving the worker badly burnt and temporarily blinded.
According to union officials, a supervisor should have laid out protective mat prior to the worker beginning the job.
The injured worker was admitted to the Jacobi Hospital burn unit. The MTA is currently investigating the cause of the incident.
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