The National Transportation Safety Board says investigators are being sent to look into the death of a Metro-North worker who was killed early Monday morning after being struck by a train.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the worker, identified as James Romansoff, 58, of Yonkers, was hit by a northbound Hudson Line train around 1 a.m. while working near 106th Street on the Park Avenue viaduct.
He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he later died.
Service was temporarily suspended on the line.
The MTA says the eight-year veteran was part of a crew restoring power to tracks that had been closed for weekend maintenance work.
In a statement, the agency said, in part, "With our partners at the Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, we will re-examine our procedures and protocols to ensure we are performing our jobs with safety as the paramount concern."
Romansoff is the second MTA worker to be killed in the past year.
The agency is already under a federal order to boost its safety standards after a December derailment in the Bronx that killed four people.
Speaking at Grand Central Terminal Monday, Senator Charles Schumer said the latest headline is cause for concern.
"We're all familiar with the recent history. Collisions, power failures, injuries and even death," said Schumer. "Something is wrong with the diligence, the assiduousness of how Metro North Values safety. Something is wrong in the culture of safety."
The Federal Railroad Association's report on Metro North is due in Congress next week.