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MTA Sees Spike In People Killed By Trains

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: A subway station attendant sits in a booth of the Kingston-Throop Ave. station, where MTA worker Harry
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: A subway station attendant sits in a booth of the Kingston-Throop Ave. station, where MTA worker Harry Kaufman was killed November 26, 1995, after being attacked with gasoline and fire in a botched robbery at the token booth in Bedford-Stuyvesant on May 16, 2013 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. While two teenagers were charged in the case, the defense had accused New York Police Detective Louis Scarcella of beating one of the suspects. Following the recent clearing of David Ranta of murder after serving a 23-year prison sentence, the Brooklyn, N.Y. District Attorney is reviewing 50 murder cases investigated by celebrated Detective Louis Scarcella. The review of cases will give special scrutiny to those cases which appear weakest. Scarcella, 61 and now retired, denies ever having used unethical tactics to secure a conviction. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is on pace to set a grim new mark. If the current trend holds, more people will die along the rail and subway authority's thousands of miles of tracks in 2013 than in any year going back to at least 2008. The number of people fatally hit by New York City subway, Long Island Railroad, and Metro North trains reached 65 at the end of August, putting the system on pace for a total of 98 fatalities by the end of the year.

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