MTA Worker Burned After Touching Signal Box

The employee touched a signal box that had been electrified by the third rail, according to the MTA

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012  |  Updated 11:11 AM EDT
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An MTA worker was burned when he touched a train signal box at the 72nd Street subway station Wednesday evening, MTA officials said. 

At about 8 p.m., the employee touched a signal box that had been electrified by the third rail, according to the MTA. 

He was rushed to the hospital in serious but stable condition. 

Service on the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 lines was suspended for a short time but has since been restored. 

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