2 Metro workers hurt on tracks

WASHINGTON — A Metro worker was shocked by the electrified third rail Wednesday afternoon, but is expected to survive.

Metro said the worker was carrying a metal rod on the tracks between the Fort Totten and West Hyattsville stations when the rod touched the electrified third rail.

A second worker was hurt while attempting to help.

Both workers were taken to the hospital, but are expected to survive.

Metro said in a statement the incident is under investigation.

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