Metro Disciplines Employees After Inspector's Train Dodge

Friday, Jan 8, 2010  |  Updated 8:31 PM EDT
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Metro Disciplines Employees After Inspector's Train Dodge

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Metro has removed an employee who operated a train that nearly hit a team of inspectors from the job of train operator, the Washington Post reported.

A supervisor also was suspended without pay for a week because of the incident, spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said.

The incident near Alexandria's Braddock Road Station last month came days after Metro lifted a six-month ban on monitors' access to live tracks. Metro officials acknowledged the train that nearly hit the inspectors was traveling too fast.

Tri-State Oversight Committee, which monitors safety at Metro, said the inspectors had to scramble to avoid being struck.

The train operator may be eligible for another position.

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