Four CTA Employees Suspended Following Derailment
Green Line train derailed just before noon Saturday
Four Chicago Transit Authority employees have been suspended without pay following last weekend's derailment of a Green Line train on the city's South Side, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Suspended pending the outcome of an investigation were the train's front and rear operators, a supervisor overseeing the shuttle operation and a control tower employee.
Fourteen people were hospitalized with "minor" injuries when a Green Line train car derailed just before noon Saturday on the elevated tracks at the 59th Street junction, where the Ashland Branch meets the east 63rd Branch.
Thirty-four passengers refused treatment.
The derailment happened at the same spot as a May 2008 derailment. The National Transportation Safety Board has yet to conclude its investigation in that case, the preliminary finding was operator error.
Published at 8:15 PM CST on Dec 14, 2009