Track Maintenance Suspended After Accident
Metro says it's suspending some track maintenance after a track repairman was struck and killed by a piece of equipment while he was replacing cross-ties on a rail line.
Metro officials say they will delay some tie-replacement work, conduct increased inspections at work sites, review work rules and procedures across the system and take other steps in response to the accident.
Metro officials say 63-year-old Michael Nash of Silver Spring, Md., was hit Sunday night by a ballast regulator along the orange line in Virginia. The large piece of equipment spreads gravel and stone that keeps the track stable. Metro says Nash was a 21-year employee.
Metro says it's doing an internal review, and has notified federal transportation agencies about the incident.
-- Associated Press
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