SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — A state legislative committee is planning to hold a hearing in response to the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit track inspectors who were struck by a train.
Assemblyman Roger Hernandez said Tuesday that he was convening the Nov. 7 hearing to “get to the bottom” of the fatal accident, which occurred when BART’s regular train operators and maintenance workers were on strike.READ MORE: Livemore Man Arrested in Series of Sexual Battery Attacks on Female Joggers
Hernandez, a Democrat from West Covina, chairs the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting requested the hearing.READ MORE: A's Stadium Environmental Impact Report Clears Oakland Planning Commission, City Council Next
BART officials announced last week that trains are now required to slow down or stop when they approach work zones.
Before the change, workers performing simpler tasks or walking on tracks were responsible for their own safety.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the Oct. 19 accident.MORE NEWS: Yosemite Rolls Out Winter Lottery for Summer Camping at Popular Site
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