Personal Injury Blog

Metro Fires Six Workers Accused of Falsifying Track Inspection Records

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.