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Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/ 4/2010

Brakes failed at Metro's L'Enfant Plaza

By Washington Post editors

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.

Stay with and Dr. Gridlock for more on this story.

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 12:26 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  
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OMG THE BRAKES FAILED?? how did they ever figure this one out??

Posted by: steampunk | November 4, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, steampunk. I wonder how much money they spent trying to figure it out?

Posted by: linroy62 | November 4, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

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