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N.Y. MTA: May derailment was result of overlooked defects

Posted on December 16, 2014

New York MTA
New York MTA

NEW YORK — In its official report on the derailment of a Brooklyn-bound F train in May, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) concluded the derailment was the result of a lot of overlooked defects in the track that had gone unnoticed for around a year, according to gothamist.

The defects included a broken plate, broken fasteners and a deteriorated tie, all of which should have been prioritized for repairs. The report concludes that the "Division of Track personnel did not identify, document and correct the track defect at that location, either during regular inspections or when the two prior broken rails were replaced. They also did not adequately investigate the underlying causes of the broken rails." The MTA will take disciplinary action against three maintenance supervisors and an inspector for their role in the incident. For the full story, click here.

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