The debate about what constitutes a near-miss and what doesn't may play out about an incident on September 20, 2010 but there is no debate that miscommunication placed Metro track workers in peril in a place where just a year before a worker was killed.

The workers were performing track inspections on outbound tracks between Potomac Yard and King Street when a broken down train resulted in Metro re-routing trains. Unfortunately, Metro did not bother to tell the track inspectors. This was particularly dangerous as Metro employee, John Moore was killed nearby in a similar incident more than a year ago. See

Fortunately, a track spotter saw what Metro had not deigned to tell its workers. Think Metro will get the message this time?
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