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Contractor critically injured after being hit by MARTA train passes away

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A contractor critically injured after his work vehicle was hit by a MARTA train late Sunday has passed away at the hospital. The employee, later identified as Rob Smith, worked for Cleveland Electric Company.

The incident occurred at the Medical Center train station. 

There were no injuries to passengers, according to a MARTA spokesperson, who added that a bus bridge was established to connect riders from Buckhead to North Springs.

Barbara Brown, a passenger on the rain, described what happened.

"It felt like we were just pulling off at the medical center and our next stop was Dunwoody. As we were pulling off you could hear the commotion," said Brown.

Train service was halted overnight but has since resumed.

Ken Harbour, CFO of Cleveland Electric, released this statement regarding Smith's death:

"Cleveland Electric Company has lost one of our employee family members in a tragic incident. Electrician Rob Smith was a long-time employee with an exemplary record of service to our company and to our clients. At the time of the accident he was performing normally scheduled work for MARTA. We are heartbroken by this accident and our focus at this time is with his wife, children and other immediate family members."

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