pedestrian struck

MBTA Worker Who Died at Bus Yard Described as ‘Dedicated'

The employee was identified as Bernadin Etienne, 62

NBC Universal, Inc.

The person who died after getting struck by a vehicle at a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus yard has been identified as a “dedicated and hardworking” employee who had worked for the agency for nearly two decades.

Bernadin Etienne, 62, died at the hospital shortly after he was struck by a bus at facility in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood at about 5 a.m. Monday, MBTA officials said. He was on his way to report for the start of his shift.

“Today, we just take a moment to remember Bernadin, an 18-year employee of the MBTA and someone who was well-liked by his colleagues and performed admirably at his duties,” T General Manager Steve Poftak said at a board meeting later Monday.

In a letter to employees, Poftak and the president of Boston Carmen's Union wrote that Etienne was a “dedicated and hardworking employee” and ”we miss him already.”

The death remains under investigation. The driver of the vehicle that struck Etienne “is out of service while the investigation proceeds,'' a T spokesman said.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us