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November 7, 2013

BART managers to take hot seat regarding worker deaths

SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) managers will be on the hot seat Thursday answering questions during a special investigative hearing on the transit agency's workplace safety issues in light of the Oct. 19 accident in which two rail workers were hit and killed by a train, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), called for the hearing months before the recent deaths of BART worker Christopher Sheppard, 58, and contractor Laurence Daniels, 66, regarding concerns about "unresolved" BART workplace safety issues in recent years, the report said. For the full story, click here.

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