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(Update) MTA worker struck and killed by Metro-North train while working on tracks in East Harlem

A Metro-North employee was struck and killed by a train while working on the tracks in Manhattan early Monday morning, the MTA said.

metro-north A Metro-North employee died after being hit by a train while working on tracks in East Harlem on Monday morning, the MTA said.
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A Metro-North employee was struck and killed by a train in Manhattan early Monday morning, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

James Romansoff, 58, was hit by the northbound train at 12:54 a.m. while working on tracks at Park Avenue and East 106th Street in East Harlem.

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Romansoff, an eight-year veteran of Metro-North from Yonkers, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

He was part of a crew restoring power to tracks closed for weekend maintenance work.

"The entire Metro-North family mourns the loss of a colleague and a friend and we offer our deepest condolences to Jim Romansoff's family," Metro-North president Joseph Giulietti said in a statement.

The Hudson Line train that hit Romansoff left Grand Central Terminal for Poughkeepsie about 12:47 a.m. The MTA said 36 passengers aboard were moved to another train at 2:17 a.m.

Officials said the MTA Police Department and Metro-North are investigating the incident with the Federal Railroad Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.

"Keeping our customers and employees safe is the most important job we have on the railroad," Giulietti said. "With our partners at the Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, we will re-examine our procedures and protocols to ensure we are performing our jobs with safety as the paramount concern."

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