Video Shows MTA Worker Caught In Blast Removing Garbage Can From Subway Track

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Another video has surfaced showing the hazards of debris being placed into the subway tracks.

The incident took place Sunday morning on the 6 line at the Cypress Avenue subway station.

A worker climbed down into the tracks to remove a garbage can that had landed in the track, the MTA said.

Video shows the worker using a stick to attempt to dislodge the can.

After striking it, the can made contact with the shoe that connects to the third rail, setting off an explosion of sparks that engulfed the worker, according to the MTA.

The worker was not injured, the MTA said.

The person who uploaded the video to YouTube says the garbage can was deliberately placed on the tracks.

Back in April, a video surfaced showing an explosion apparently caused by a piece of metal intentionally placed on a southbound C train at Norstrand Avenue

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