TWU Local 100 Mourns Tragic Line of Duty Death of Hilarion Joseph
Transport Workers Union Local 100 is mourning the tragic death of Track Worker Hilarion Joseph, 57, who was working as a Flagger at 34th Street and Herald Square when he was struck by a D Train at approximately 12:13 AM on the morning of November 29th. Local 100 President Richard Davis expressed the Union’s condolences and deep sorrow at this line of duty death. He leaves a wife and three children, who were interviewed by news crews about their father. Joseph was a US Army veteran who was originally from Trinidad and Tobago. He only had a year with NYC Transit at the time of his death.
NYC Transit at the Union’s request imposed a 24-hour shutdown of non-essential work for safety instruction throughout the system. A full investigation is being conducted as to the exact circumstances of Joseph’s death. Arrangements will be announced. At a news conference, Secretary-Treasurer John V. Chiarello said: “This development has shaken our union. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the challenges our members face each and every day.”