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LIRR Train Inspector Dies After Touching Third Rail In Babylon

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FILE - LIRR Trains (credit: CBS 2)

FILE – LIRR Trains (credit: CBS 2)

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BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Long Island Rail Road says a train car inspector has died after apparently touching the electrified third rail in the railroad’s Babylon yard.

Officials said Russell DeCeck may have received an electric shock from a train car he was working on.  He fell onto the third rail at about 6 p.m. Sunday. He died at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.

The LIRR is investigating the incident.

MTA spokeswoman Marjorie Anders says the 48-year-old DeCeck had worked for the railroad for 28 years.

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