Subway Hits 2 Workers, Killing 1; Non-Emergency Work Halted

A subway train with a sign reading, ”Rockaway, here we come!” leaves the Rockaway Peninsula in New York, Thursday. Trains to and from the Rockaways are operating for the first time since Superstorm Sandy.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A subway train on its partial route above-ground. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)

A subway train has struck two Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers, killing one and seriously injuring the other, leading New York City Transit to halt all non-emergency track work while it investigates the incident.

Transit officials say the men were on the tracks to set up a “safe work zone” for a contractor when they were struck at 12:05 a.m. between the Fort Hamilton and Church Street stations in Brooklyn.

Police said the southbound G train went around a curve before pinning the workers

NYCT President Ronnie Hakim issued a statement Thursday offering condolences. She says safety standards are being reviewed with employees.