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Metro-North Worker Paralyzed in Bronx Derailment Files Lawsuit

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A Metro-North worker paralyzed in last year's derailment in the Bronx is suing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

According to the Daily News, 43-year-old Samuel Rivera suffered a crushed spinal cord when the speeding train came off the tracks in Spuyten Duyvil.

His injuries left him completely unable to move his legs, and he only has limited movement in his arms and hands.

Rivera was off duty at the time of the crash.

He was headed to Manhattan to spend the day with his 14-year-old son, who suffered minor injuries.

This is the second lawsuit the MTA is facing over the derailment that killed four people and injured dozens more.

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