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E train kills MTA worker in Astoria

Commuters head into the station at the corner of 46th Street and Broadway. Photo by Christina Santucci
TimesLedger Newspapers

An MTA worker died on the job early Wednesday morning when he was struck by an E train entering the 46th Street station in Astoria.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a statement saying an investigation into the death of the signal maintainer was underway and the city Transit Office of System Safety would conduct a formal board of inquiry of the incident.

The death marked the first time an MTA transit worker had died on the job since 2010.

Reach reporter Karen Frantz by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4538.

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