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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