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Two Metro Workers Suspended In Rail Yard Derailment

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WASHINGTON (AP) Metro has suspended two employees without pay after an accident in March where a train derailed at a Metro rail yard, damaging rail track.

The train operator and a person in charge of trains' movement in the yard had both "violated standard operating procedure," according to the transit agency. Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel says on April 6 the train operator was suspended for 30 days and the other worker was suspended for 10 days, both without pay.

Metro's initial reports said the train was being moved inside the Brentwood rail yard without any passengers when the operator apparently ran a red signal. No one was injured.

Information from: The Washington Examiner, http://www.washingtonexaminer.com (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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