Metro Sued for $10M After Fatal Accident Near Union Station

by Andrea Swalec November 13, 2014 at 10:45 am 0

The family of the 41-year-old man killed last year in a subway tunnel near Union Station is suing Metro.

Harold Ingram’s estate is filing a lawsuit for $10 million, NBC Washington reports.

Ingram, a U.S. Army veteran and father of six, died in October 2013 after he was hit in the chest by a 40-foot piece of rail about 400 feet from the Union Station platform, in the direction of Glenmont, reports say. Two other workers were injured.

The wrongful death suit claims that Metro failed to inspect a ruptured hose that spurred the accident, and failed to properly train workers.

A Metro spokesman declined to comment on the suit. A hearing will be held in January.


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