By: Matthew Tievsky
In July of last year, two train cars on the Orange Line went off the rails
near the East Falls Church Metro station. At least one person was injured.
In the aftermath of the derailment, Metro discovered that six workers who
were charged with inspecting that section of track had falsified records
to make it appear that they had conducted the necessary inspections, when
in fact they had not. The discovery is another black eye during a tumultuous
period that has seen several accidents on Metro, a federal takeover of
safety oversight over the rail system, and a rolling series of intrusive
emergency safety and inspection upgrades on the tracks. Fortunately, Metro
has responded by firing the six workers in December.
If you or anyone you know has been injured while using Metro, you should
contact the personal injury attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel,
P.C., for a free consultation.