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Posted at 3:31 PM ET, 08/ 3/2010

2 men burned near Anacostia Metro

By Washington Post editors

This post has been updated.

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. The garage entrance to the station closed briefly but has since been reopened.

--Rick Rojas


Original post: 1:58 p.m.

D.C. Fire and EMS report that two men received electrical burns Tuesday 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.

The men have been taken to a hospital, fire officials report. They are said to be serious condition.

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By Washington Post editors  | August 3, 2010; 3:31 PM ET
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Comments

Oh, Metro. Got it.

Posted by: forgetthis | August 4, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

I Pray that the two men are well, and accident's do happen, People it's just an accident, before all of you hater's start talking about Metro, it's man made even we as people get sick, and need repair, metro is a system (machine) and need's repair.

Posted by: onesugar | August 4, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

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