NTSB Issues Final Report on CTA Employee Fatality

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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CHICAGO – The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its Final Report on a Chicago Transit Authority employee fatality.

Accident Description

Only July 16, 2022, about 1:52 a.m. local time, southbound Chicago Transit Authoriity Brown Line passenger train 3285 (train 3285) struck a CTA customer service assistant (CSA) at the La Salle/Van Buren station in Chicago, Illinois. Review of the platform surveillance video data by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) showed that the CSA descended the stairs from the west end of the inner loop platform to access the tracks and fell onto the outer loop high voltage rail. The CSA laid motionless on the track for about 3 minutes, whereupon he was struck by train 3285. Visibility conditions at the time of the accident were dark and the weather was 71 degrees F, with light rain.

For the complete report and important footnotes, please download here.

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