Yet another deadly incident has befallen Metro workers, this time on  on red line tracks near the Rockville, Maryland Metro station. A maintenance vehicle known as a high-rail vehicle struck and killed two Metro employees as it backed down the tracks just North of the Rockville station.

The two men killed were performing work on the tracks. One was declared dead at the scene while the other was taken to Bethesda's Suburban Hospital where he too was declared dead.

This horrible incident is the latest in a string of deadly crashes and mistakes starting on June 22, 2009 at the Fort Totten Metro Station. http://www.maryland-law.com/library/metro-track-worker-safety-is-there-any.cfm

It has been reported to the Tri-State Oversight Committee and the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB is slated to hold hearings on the June 2009 Fort Totten Metro crash on February  23 and 24, 2010. It will be interesting to see if those hearings are expanded to include a broader analysis of Metro's continuing  deadly disfunction.

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