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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