Transportation

A Commuter Rail Conductor Was Seriously Injured in a Fall

The 29-year-old is recovering.

Photo by Matt Hintsa on Flickr/Creative Commons

A 29-year-old conductor on the MBTA’s commuter rail was seriously injured while conducting a safety check Monday, officials say.

The man, who hasn’t been identified, was reportedly on a moving train checking that a platform in Waltham near Brandeis on the Fitchburg line was clear, when he fell. Witnesses tell NECN the man’s leg was “mangled” in the accident at around 4 p.m. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Transit PD Superintendent Richard Sullivan is calling it “a terrible accident.”

Both the MBTA Transit Police and Keolis, which operates the commuter rail trains, are investigating.

The T reported delays on the Fitchburg line into the evening, and said both tracks were brought back in service at 6:50 p.m.


Spencer Buell Staff Writer at Boston Magazine sbuell@bostonmagazine.com