Sens. Schumer, Blumenthal React To Death Of Metro-North Worker From Yonkers

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Sen. Chuck Schumer is questioning the safety of Metro-North in the latest incident regarding the railroad.
Sen. Chuck Schumer is questioning the safety of Metro-North in the latest incident regarding the railroad. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) reacted to the death of a Metro-North worker from Yonkers on Monday, sending condolences to the worker's family in a press release.

Schumer and Blumenthal also expressed concern about the latest in a long line of incidents regarding Metro-North.

“This morning’s horrific incident is the latest in a string of collisions, derailments, deaths, and service outages, that have raised serious questions – both in the long and short term – about the culture of safety at Metro-North," the senators said in the joint statement. "The federal transportation agencies, which are responsible for setting the gold standard in safety, need to be leading the charge to get these questions answered, because it is clear that the safety solutions Metro-North has voluntarily implemented are insufficient."

James Romansoff, 58, of Yonkers, was killed about 12:54 a.m. Monday after a northbound train struck him on an elevated stretch of track at 106th St. and Park Ave., according to New York Daily News.

"We extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Romansoff’s family, friends, and coworkers today," the senators added in the statement.

Click here to read more about the incident.

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