The New York City subway system boasts the largest number of public transit subway stations in the world. Each year millions utilize New York City and New Jersey subways. But ongoing safety issues have put countless individuals at risk for injury and death.
The accidents that occur most often in subways and railways are slip and falls and impact with heavy machinery or falling objects. More often than not, injuries that occur in subways could have been prevented with proper maintenance, adequate staffing, and/or safety protocols.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and falls are usually the result of unattended liquids, spills that were not attended to, or missing caution signs near wet areas. A slip and fall accident can range from mild to severe, with common injuries including cuts, bruises, and lacerations. Severe falls often result in broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and even death.
The sudden impact of heavy machinery can pose a danger to commuters and workers alike. When a moving train car makes impact with another train, outside equipment, or a pedestrian, the outcome is often devastating.
The MTA publishes a monthly report, tallying the total number of “major incidents” on subways. Since May of 2017, there has been at least 50 and as many as 105 major incidents on MTA subways.
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