June 23, 2015

MTA looking to curtail diesel-fume damage: More-high-tech train poses greater health hazards for transit workers

Sarah Dorsey, The Chief

In years past, when Valerie Griffin would sit in a subway tunnel, in the cab of her work train, the fumes were never so bad.

The 16-year Metropolitan Transportation Authority veteran helms the locomotives used by track and maintenance crews when working deep within the system. Because they must operate even when power to the third rail is turned off, the trains have diesel engines. ... more

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