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Metro didn't inspect fans in year before fatal smoke

There is no evidence that required tests of Metro tunnel ventilation fans were actually completed in the year before a fire filled a Yellow Line train with deadly smoke despite Metro records showing that employees had signed off on the inspections multiple times.

Former NTSB chair says Metro safety lapse was ‘absolutely insane’  | Connolly blasts Metro’s ‘systemic failure’ in rail fire | Fed: Poor maintenance led to fatal Metro fire, smoke | NTSB: Alexandria woman didn’t have to die from Yellow Line smoke
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