One Worker Killed and Two Others Injured in Metro Accident
About the Washington D.C. Metro Construction Accident
According to investigators, the accident took place by Union Station and Judiciary Square metro stations. As Washington Metropolitan Area Transit employees were removing old sections of rail, a loud noise and fire broke out by their heavy track equipment. A 40-foot section of rail fell and struck two WMATA employees and killed one Holland Company employee, Harold Ingram, 41.
Investigators still do not know the exact cause of the noise and fire, but believe it was from faulty mechanical issues. The two injured employees were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
Work Accident Statistics
- In 2012, a preliminary total of 4,383 fatal work injuries represented a nationwide decrease of 7 percent from the final count of 4,693 fatal work injuries reported for 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Texas, however, experienced a 23 percent jump in fatal work accidents, reporting 258 work related deaths according to the San Antonio Express-News
- Also in 2012, fatal work injury rates for workers 45 years of age and older were higher than the overall U.S. rate, and the rate for workers 65 years of age and older was more than 3 times the rate for all workers.
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