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” An enormous drill bit plowed right into a subway tunnel and grazed an occupied F Train in Queens on Thursday.
The train had just pulled out of the 21st Street station in Long Island City, Queens, around 11:45 a.m., when the drill bit plowed into the occupied subway car, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority confirmed to CBS2.
“ That could have killed somebody. That could have hurt somebody,” said Trinidad Casas of Long Island City.
“ I don’t even know how that’s possible, so yeah, that’s pretty scary,” Anthony Jerez of Long Island City.
The drilling was part of the East Side Access project to bring the Long Island Rail Road trains to Grand Central Terminal, officials said. A worker employed by a contractor — Griffin Dewatering New England Inc. — was using the drill above ground near the station, and was supposed to be expanding a construction well, officials said.”