Brakes failed at Metro's L'Enfant Plaza
A preliminary investigation into Saturday's escalator failure at L'Enfant Plaza Station has determined that the escalator brakes failed, causing the unit to speed up and dumping the riders at the bottom, Dr. Gridlock reports.
Six people were injured, one seriously.
Metro safety officer Robert Maniuszko says escalator accelerated for 18 seconds to "the fastest" he's ever seen.
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| November 4, 2010; 12:26 PM ET
Categories: DC, Traffic and Transportation
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