DC Metro workers nearly struck by oncoming train

DC Metro workers nearly struck by oncoming train
© Greg Nash

Three Washington Metro workers were nearly struck by an oncoming train early Thursday afternoon, The Washington Post reported.

A train was fast approaching employees who were on the Yellow Line tracks when they had to quickly jump out of the way. No one was injured in the incident.

Metro is investigating the scare, which isn't the first near-miss incident that has occurred on the rail system. The Federal Transit Administration has also been notified of the situation.

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Several track workers and a rail traffic controller have been taken off duty, according to the report. The operator of the train is not believed to have been at blame.

The transit agency is testing a new arm band technology to alert workers about oncoming trains, but Metro told the Post that Thursday’s incident was not one of the areas being tested.