BOSTON - The MBTA says it's looking into two close calls involving workers and Red Line trains this month.
A crew was inspecting the tracks between Harvard and Porter stations late Monday morning when a flagger tried to get an oncoming train to stop, but it didn't, the T said. No one was hurt, but the train operator was taken off the job while the incident is being investigated.
While talking to investigators about the incident, a member of the crew reported a similar incident in the same area of the Red Line, exactly a week earlier, on September 11th.
The MBTA said it has notified the Federal Transit Administration and the Department of Public Utilities about both incidents.
Just last week, the FTAthe T to make immediate changes after four "near miss events" since April. The new requirements include reporting close calls within two hours after they happen.
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