Metro Investigating Employee Fatality

WASHINGTON — Metro officials are investigating an accident that took place mid-morning today, Sept. 10, when a 44-year old Metro employee was struck by a six-car outbound train at 10:40 a.m. between the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Braddock Road Metrorail stations.

The male employee, a communications technician in Metro’s Track, Structures and System Maintenance Office, was originally hired by Metro on Dec. 30, 1996. He was taken to a local hospital. It is believed that he sustained serious injuries.

A communications technician is responsible for repairs to the communications network that alerts the Operations Control Center of vital information coming from components such as fire alarms and sensors.

Metro officials notified the National Transportation Safety Board of the accident, which is currently under investigation by Metro officials.