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Metro-North worker killed by train in Manhattan

James Romansoff was an eight-year employee in Metro-North’s Power Department, and was part of a crew restoring power to tracks that had been closed for weekend maintenance work. The NTSB and the FRA are investigating the incident along with Metro-North and the MTA Police Department.

D.C. Metro contractor killed in rail tunnel explosion

Harold Ingram was working on the Red Line. Initial reports show leaking hydraulic fluid from an underground vehicle was ignited by welding equipment, causing an explosion and fire. Two Metro employees were in stable condition and suffered serious back-related injuries.

Rail track inspection invention receives 2nd patent

Two Marshall University professors say their invention, which uses a combination of GPS devices, cameras and ground penetrating radar, will make inspection of railroad tracks safer, more accurate and less expensive than current methods.