2005_07_trainconductor.jpgSomehow, a subway conductor was injured last night. Another MTA employee saw a conductor on a southbound Q train in Brooklyn slumped over his cab's window. The conductor's skull and left arm was injured, and lost his right eye. The MTA says that the conductor lost contact with the train operator after announcing the Kings Highway stop at 9:30PM, and was only discovered at Avenue U. The current theory is that the conductor could have been injured if he didn't pull his head inside in time and was hit by something, although the conductor could have been assaulted by someone on the platform.

Photograph of conductor's compartment from Joe Schumacher; he says that the conductor's area wasn't air-conditioned, therefore the door was opened