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Metro rail worker reassigned

Metro has reassigned one of five employees involved in an incident in which a 10-car train was mistakenly put into service on June 7 on the Green Line during a morning commute, according to Metro.

One of the employees, an interlocking operator, "will no longer be responsible for overseeing train movements inside a rail yard" but will be allowed to pursue another job at Metrorail, said Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel in an email. Investigations are ongoing into the actions of the train operator and platform supervisor, and two other employees have been cleared and returned to the job, he said.

No customers were able to board the last two cars of the 10-car train because a Metrorail platform is the length of eight cars. The incident was reported to the Tri-State Oversight Committee, which oversees safety at Metro.

-- Ann Scott Tyson

By Michael Bolden  | June 14, 2010; 5:53 PM ET
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