Trackman killed in railyard



Photos courtesy Garg Consulting Services (top) and The Star Ledger (bottom)./ Different views of Meadows Maintanance Complex.


By Jeff Bahr



Railroad worker Alijandro Baroni, 44, of Bayonne lost his life last Wednesday, as a result of head injuries he sustained while working at the Meadows Maintenance Complex, a vast repair facility located in the Kearny meadows.

According to NJ Transit spokesperson Nancy Snyder, the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. while Baroni was working with track equipment on a section of track that links Newark to Hoboken. He was transported to Clara Maass Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

No further details have been released.

The accident is under investigation by the NJ Transit Police and the Federal Railroad Administration, said Snyder.

Baroni had worked with NJ Transit as a trackman for 11 years, said the spokesperson.

Service on the lines that use the track – the Montclair- Boonton and Morris-Essex lines – weren’t affected by the tragedy, according to NJ Transit spokesperson John Durso.

Transit workers were offered access to grief counselors through NJT’s employee assistance program.

NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein and all of NJ Transit offer condolences to the Baroni family, said Snyder.

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