Investigation Launched In Toronto Subway Accident
The Toronto Transit Commission have launched an investigation into an accident that occurred last Friday.
Peter Pavlovski, a TTC employee, was supervising a small group on a railway track when he and another member of the team were struck by an oncoming train, reports The Ottawa Citizen
Pavloski died as a result of the accident while a second team member was treated at a nearby hospital and later released. The driver of the train was also treated at the hospital for shock.
Pavloski had been employed with the TTC as a track and tunnel foreman for more than two decades when the accident occurred. Commission CEO Andy Byford would not comment as to the reasons the train was on the track while it was undergoing maintenance except to commend the company’s outstanding safety record.
“When we get to the bottom of (this), we can take whatever action is needed and introduce whatever lessons are learned to make sure that such a tragic accident never happens again,” he said.
Subway trains are often used to shuttle TTC employees and equipment when the tracks are undergoing repairs. Service at many Toronto subway rail stations was discontinued Friday while responders worked to clear the track and launch an investigation into the incident. Subway passengers were instead transported throughout the city via shuttle buses.
Pavloski was a 49 year old married father. He had been employed as a foreman with the TTC for more than two decades.