Metro-North workers hurt in last week’s train derailment are reportedly considering filing lawsuits.
Two engineers and five other workers have reportedly hired attorney George Cahill.
The lawsuit would argue that poor track repairs and inspections, combined with engineering problems in the fleet of new m-8 cars could have caused the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board is working to determine the cause of the accident in Bridgeport last Friday evening that injured 76 people.
The derailment occurred about 6:10 p.m. Friday when the eastbound 4:41 p.m. train out of Grand Central Terminal derailed just east of the Fairfield Metro station, Anders said. It then hit the side of a westbound 5:35 p.m. Metro-North train from New Haven on the adjacent track. Some cars on the second train also derailed.
Passengers said they felt a harsh bump and saw a lot of dust and smoke in the air as the train derailed. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said it appeared that one train began to derail as it approached the other, and the trains hit side-to-side.