A Chicago woman is dead after a CTA work accident earlier this month. According to CTA and the police, the CTA worker died on the tracks of a Northwest Side Blue Line station at approximately 1 a.m on a Saturday morning. The 37-year-old woman was working a flag man positioned on the tracks to alert oncoming trains of construction at the Addison Blue Line station. This train station is in the city's Irving Park neighborhood. The woman tragically fell from the track level and landed on the third rail. Officials are still uncertain what caused her to fall, perhaps she tripped or lost her balance. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal fall. She had been working for the CTA for about two years. The Addison Blue Line station was closed for ongoing reconstruction.
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