1 Dead, 2 Injured In Explosion At Amtrak Facility In The Bronx – CBS New York
It happened at the Van Nest Service Center on White Plains Road in the Parkchester section at around 11:05 a.m. Thursday.
Workers were working on a power line that hadn’t been disconnected from a transformer when the explosion occurred, sources said.
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Amtrak issued a statement on Thursday afternoon:
“We are deeply saddened to report the death of an Amtrak employee. The incident happened at approximately 11:05 a.m. at a substation just outside of New York City. There are reports of two additional nonlife-threatening employee injuries. Trains are being delayed through the area as local authorities respond. A full investigation is underway.”
Amtrak Northeast Corridor service suffered disruptions after the blast.