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Death underground: Dozens killed by NYC subway trains in 2020 even as COVID sinks ridership

Death underground: Dozens killed by NYC subway trains in 2020 even as COVID sinks ridership
As of Dec. 17, the MTA so far this year has recorded 158 people struck by a train. Of those, 58 were fatal, on pace to nearly match the 62 people who died on city subway tracks in all of 2019 — despite daily ridership plummeting by more than 75% due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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(Barry Williams/for New York Daily News) Melendez over the last year began working with Transport Workers Union Local 100 — which represents a majority of the city’s transit workers and all of its train operators — to help motormen who’ve experienced 12-9s.Eight hours a day, five days a week, these crews run the heaviest machinery in New York City, with the goal of safely transporting millions of people to their destinations.

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