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Metro: Rail Struck Contractor Killed in Accident



    (Published Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013)

    Metro has released more details into a maintenance accident that killed a contractor and injured two others.

    The accident occurred approximately 400 feet from the Union Station platform between Union Station and Judiciary Square Sunday night .

    At the time, contractors and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority employees were removing old sections of rail and installing new sections. Harold Ingram, 41, was welding rail together when hydraulic fluid started a fire. When Ingram started to run, a piece of equipment backed up, causing a large section of rail to swing up and hit Ingram in the chest.

    Ingram was killed and two other Metro workers suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

    Ingram was an employee of the Holland Company. According to officials with Holland Company, this was the first death on the job in decades and call the accident a big loss.