LIRR Train Inspector Dies After Touching Third Rail

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011  |  Updated 6:50 AM EDT
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LIRR Inspector Dies After Touching Third Rail

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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 told Newsday De Russell DeCeck may have received an electric shock from a train car he was working on and fallen onto the third rail at about 6 p.m. Sunday. He died at a nearby hospital.

The railroad is investigating.

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

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