Woman Falls Through Hatch At Metro Station

WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro officials say two workers have been fired after a 52-year-old woman fell through an escalator access hatch at the Pentagon station.

Officials said during a board committee meeting Thursday that two escalator technicians were fired last week after the incident.

Metro says the woman fell into the hole on April 20, more than four hours after an escalator technician had left work. Officials say the hatch should have been closed.

The woman suffered a knee injury and laceration to her chin. She was hospitalized for her injuries and released on April 22.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Leigh Ann Erdman says:

    and the Metro authority will soon see the negligence civil suit….

  2. SILLYMAN MICHAELS says:

    FOR WHAT ITS WORTH MADAM SUE THEM FOR ALL TOU CAN GET
    AFTER ALL THEY TAKE AS MUCH AS THEY CAN FROM US

    1. Chris says:

      It will only be coming out of our pockets, the tax payers. Where do you think the Metro will get the money to pay off a lawsuit.

  3. FordExpedition says:

    Negligence is everywhere!!!!!! I know she suffered…

  4. Tyrell says:

    From messing up trains, to messing up the country. Why’d we give them the vote again?

  5. HooDatIS? says:

    GOD BLESS HER
    I HOPE SHE WINS 40 MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES
    VISIT MY BLOG
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/the-pancake-brawl-ghetto-girls-destory-ihop/

  6. randy says:

    she should have watched where she was walking

  7. sheriff says:

    I understand she was drunk.

  8. Leah C says:

    That was my first thought, Randy. Granted, the hatch should’ve been closed, but was she not paying attention to where she was walking? Metro should pay her medical expenses, but what ever happened to personal responsibility?

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