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2 Metro employees seriously hurt

D.C. Fire and EMS report that two men received electrical burns Tuesday while making repairs in an electrical room near the garage of the Anacostia Metro in the 1100 block of Howard Road Southeast.

Reggie Woodruff, a Metro spokesman, said two rail employees were injured about 1:20 p.m. Woodruff would not comment on their injuries. Metro's automatic alert system said the garage entrance was closed due to power problems shortly after that time.

The men were taken to the MedStar burn center after being shocked, fire officials report. They were said to be serious condition but both living, with one in a more serious condition than the other. The garage entrance to the station closed briefly but has since been reopened.

--Rick Rojas

This post has been updated

By Luke Rosiak  | August 3, 2010; 2:24 PM ET
Categories:  Green Line, Metro  | Tags:  Metro safety  
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Many feel burned by Metro, especially with the recent fare hikes.

Posted by: yell53 | August 3, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Yo, see dat big wire over day ... don't touch ...............ZAP!!

Posted by: blackforestcherry | August 4, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse

even with all the attention being paid to metro, they still find time to continue to phouk up.
way to go metro.

Posted by: luvdc808 | August 4, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Metro workers and riders should be able to enjoy a modern public transit system/work place that is SAFE and clean. SAFETY should always come first. It's really not a difficult concept.

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 4, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

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