Estate of Contractor Killed in Accident, Harold Ingram, Sues Metro for $10 Million

The estate of a contractor killed last year while working in the Metrorail system is suing the transit agency for $10 million, the News4 I-Team's Scott MacFarlane reports.

In October 2013, Harold Ingram was among the contractors and Metro employees replacing old sections of rail about 400 feet from the Union Station platform between Union Station and Judiciary Square Sunday night. He 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 him in the chest.

Ingram was killed and two other workers were injured.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel referred News4 to previous public reports about the incident.

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