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L'Enfant Plaza escalator accident injures five people (DC Metrorail)
WJLA.com ^ | August7, 2012 | WJLA.com

Posted on 08/07/2012 9:35:56 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

At least five people were injured at the L'Enfant Plaza metro station during the Tuesday morning rush hour due to a malfunction on an escalator, officials say.

D.C. Fire officials say that three people were taken to area hospitals for treatment after the accident, which happened just after 8:30 a.m. The other two injured people were treated at the station.

Metro spokesperson Cathy Asato says that they believe a bag or piece of clothing belonging to a customer caught a side panel of an escalator, detaching it and causing some people to lose their balance.

Several pictures and reports on Twitter indicate that a large object was laying across an escalator in the station.

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TOPICS: Local News; Travel
KEYWORDS: dc; dcmetro; metro; rail; subway; washingtondc
Blood on the floor at L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station in DC. Metro blames passengers.


1 posted on 08/07/2012 9:36:12 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler
Unsuck DC Metro has live coverage.
2 posted on 08/07/2012 9:37:22 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
I was reminded of this classic:

Stuck on an escalator

4 posted on 08/07/2012 9:46:24 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Romney was right about the Olympics, but neither the Brits or the Dems will admit it.)
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