Mr. Baby was part of a five-member crew assigned to the cleaning and repair of fixtures, said Ricardo Figueroa, vice chairman of the Division of Line Equipment and Signals with Local 100, which represents subway workers.
Mr. Baby was placing a flashing yellow light in the tunnel just south of the Canal Street station to warn train operators that workers were on the tracks when he
was hit, Mr. Figueroa
said."A signal-maintenance man in the area saw the body," he
said."The crew took a head count and noticed that Baby was missing."
Relatives and friends who gathered at the town house Mr. Baby shared with his
wife in Queens Village said he
was a dignified and hard-working man who had come to the United States from India in 1988 with his
wife and two young sons.He
had studied engineering in his
home state, Kerala, relatives said, and had worked for the transit agency for 14 years.