One Dead and Two Injured in Bronx Amtrak Explosion

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One Amtrak worker died and two suffered minor injuries on Dec. 5 after a transformer exploded at a substation in the Bronx borough of New York City, CBS 2 New York reported. According to the New York City Police Department, officers responded to the call just after 11 a.m. The substation is located in the Van Nest section of the Bronx near the rail line’s tracks in Parkchester. Police say Amtrak employees there were working on a power line that hadn’t been disconnected from a transformer when it exploded. The fatally injured worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the New York City Fire Department, its officials received numerous calls with various explanations for the blast, NBC 4 New York reported. Fire officials remained on the scene to investigate. The NYPD was providing assistance to Amtrak police in their own investigation. Amtrak reported that trains were being held in Stamford, Connecticut, and New York City’s Penn Station due to the incident and its aftermath.

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