WEST ISLIP - ? A Long Island Rail Road employee has died after coming into contact with the third rail.

The LIRR released a statement Monday saying Russell E. DeCeck died last night.

Russell, 48, began his career at the LIRR in October of 1982.

The incident happened at a yard in West Islip last night. Officials tell News 12 Long Island that the rain does not seem to be a factor in the incident.