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T officials at the Wellington Station accident scene last night.
T officials at the Wellington Station accident scene last night. (Globe Staff Photo / Essdras M Suarez)

T worker killed by Orange Line train identified

2 others injured at Wellington

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- An MBTA worker was killed Thursday night when he and two co-workers were hit by an inbound Orange Line train while they were clearing snow from tracks at the Wellington station in Medford.

Signal engineer Obioma Nna, 46, of Framingham, was killed. Michael Mason, 53, of Halifax, and Peter Lee, 46, of Wakefield, were injured when the train hit them around 7 p.m., T spokesman Joe Pesaturo said. A weekend blizzard, followed by a midweek storm, had dumped more than two feet of snow on the region.

"A northbound train had passed by just prior to this incident and kicked up a lot of snow," he said. "There may have been a mini-whiteout condition."

Mason was in stable condition at Massachusetts General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Pesaturo said. Lee was brought to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with a minor shoulder injury.

MBTA workers were struggling with the loss of Nna, Pesaturo said.

"A lot of his co-workers are having a tough time dealing with this right now, we all are at the MBTA, all 6,000 employees," he said.

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