WASHINGTON - Metro says 21 employees in total have been fired following last summer's derailment of a train at the East Falls Church station.
WAMU transportation reporter and FOX 5 contributor, Martin Di Caro, reported that five of those fired were supervisors and 16 were front line employees. 35 employees in all were disciplined following the derailment.
Di Caro reported that at a meeting on Thursday, Metro announced that all vent shaft cleaning assignments have been suspended following a fall involving an employee. The January 5th incident happened near the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Elm Street in Bethesda.
Metro has suspended all vent shaft cleaning assignments following fall of employee down a shaft. #wmata— Martin Di Caro (@MartinDiCaro) January 26, 2017
Now: Update on two Metro workers shocked after one touched third rail with gauge rod. Gauge rods! https://t.co/iIS0GW0xCX— Martin Di Caro (@MartinDiCaro) January 26, 2017
Di Caro also reported that a Yellow Train stopped short of the platform at Reagan National Airport after an operator accidentally opened the door while taking off his jacket.
ICYMI: YL train on approach to @ReaganNational stopped short on platform. Operator's elbow hit door opening button as he took off jacket.— Martin Di Caro (@MartinDiCaro) January 26, 2017