Memorial held for MTA worker killed in accident

Mourners and former colleagues gathered Wednesday in memory of Louis Gray, the MTA construction worker who died on the job in a November accident.



Gray, 53, was one of two MTA workers preparing for overnight track maintenance when a passing G train struck them.



The second worker, 49-year-old Jeffrey Fleming, sustained serious injuries and is still recovering.



Their union president says the labor group went to arbitration with the MTA to enact safety protocols that are now in place to prevent similar tragedies.



Additionally, about 38,000 transit workers are currently in negotiations with the MTA for increased pay and better benefits.



The NTSB says it is still investigating Gray's fatality and cannot comment on the ongoing probe.


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