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  • Accident No: DCA17FR009
  • Accident Type: Office of Railroad
  • Location: Queens Village, NY
  • Date: 6/10/2017

​The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the June 10, 2017, accident in which a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train struck and killed a roadway worker who was occupying the railroad tracks inside an interlocking in Queens Village, New York. During this investigation, NTSB investigators became aware of an improper practice by the LIRR roadway workers working in or near the tracks. The LIRR must ensure that roadway workers are complying with its operating rules and procedures and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) roadway worker protection regulations. As a result of this ongoing investigation, the NTSB is issuing two urgent safety recommendations to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The LIRR is a subsidiary of the MTA.




Contact: NTSB Media Relations