Two Metro track workers killed in Red Line accident
Posted on February 4th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
Federal officials for the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the deaths of two Metro employees in attempt to figure out why the driver of a Metro utility vehicle failed to realize the men were working behind him on the tracks.
This investigation comes on the heels of a long string of safety lapses and oversight failures on behalf of the transit agency, making many people wonder why these incidents continue unabated.
In the past seven months, five workers have been killed on the tracks despite safety rules that require Metro officials to keep all vehicle operators informed about the locations of work crews. So far, many details surrounding this particular accident have not been made available to the public, such as how fast the car was moving when it struck the employees.
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