Ben Schaeffer. (Photo via TWU Local 100)MIDWOOD – Longtime community activist and MTA train conductor Benjamin Schaeffer, who once evacuated a train after someone poured gasoline on the floor of one of the cars, died yesterday from the coronavirus. He was 58. Schaeffer had been on the ventilator at Maimonides
SUNSET PARK/FLATBUSH – This past Sunday was like any other day for MTA train conductor Benjamin Schaeffer, that is, until he had to evacuate the entire train because somebody poured gasoline on the floor of one of the cars. NBC News interviewed Schaeffer [https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Subway-Conductor-Evacuates-Train-After-Gasoline-is-Poured-497736421.