Two Metro employees suspended
Two Metro employees have been suspended without pay in connection with a Red Line train derailment in a rail yard in March, the Washington Examiner reports.
Metro officials said the train operator and the interlocking operator in charge of rail yard movements both "violated standard operating procedure" in the incident that happened March 10. There were no injuries, and no passengers were aboard the train.
The train operator was suspended for 30 days, and the interlocking operator was suspended for 10 days on April 6, according to Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel. They had been on paid administrative leave since the accident, while the case was investigated, but they will not be paid during these recent suspensions.
The train was being moved inside the Brentwood rail yard when the operator apparently ran a red signal, according to initial Metro reports. The front two wheels of the four-car train derailed, causing damage to the track and the third rail.
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| April 13, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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