Sikh Subway Worker at Center of Turban Controversy Hospitalized After Fall

January 6, 2005

Source: Newsday,0,4334918.story?coll=nyc-homepage-breaking2

On January 6, 2005 Newsday reported, "a Sikh subway operator forced to wear an MTA patch on his turban said he was hospitalized Thursday after he fell during an argument with a supervisor over the uniform requirement. Kevin Harrington, a No. 4 train operator who believes the patch humiliates him and violates his religious rights, injured his back during a fracas at the Woodlawn subway station in the Bronx. He does not know how long he will be out of work."