Remembering Brother Juan J. Diaz

Published: Nov 14 2019 2:21PM

Brother Juan J. Diaz (65), of the Pennsylvania Federation’s BMWED Local lodge 3068 in New York City, was struck and killed by a train on Dock Bridge Wed., Nov. 13 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Brother Diaz had ended his shift and was leaving railroad property, walking to his car to drive home. An investigation into the circumstances of this tragic incident are ongoing.

Brother Diaz started on Amtrak on August 25, 1998, and was currently working in the track department. Dock Bridge spans the Passaic River just east of Amtrak’s Newark, New Jersey Penn Station.

Those who had the pleasure of working and becoming friends with Brother Diaz know that he was a kind, quiet and humble man who always greeted his union brothers or sisters with a smile. Brother Juan will be greatly missed. Our deepest and most sincere condolences go out to his family in this difficult time, as well to his friends and his extended union family.