Mary Pat Flaherty

ReporterWashington, D.C.


James Brooks Chandler is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Philip Snodgrass.

  • Feb 24, 2015

But upgrades to help coordinate the work of ventilation fans have not moved beyond the paperwork stage.

  • Feb 16, 2015

Agency says the ventilation system was used incorrectly and smoke in tunnels can’t be pinpointed.

  • Feb 11, 2015

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says first responders should be required to take training on how to conduct emergency rescues in the Metro system.

  • Feb 10, 2015

Communications became an issue during a fatal incident last month near L’Enfant Plaza.

  • Feb 2, 2015

Tests found weak or nonexistent communications, similar to what happened in the deadly incident.

  • Feb 1, 2015

Work to install “low-smoke” lines was underway but took on new urgency after the Jan. 12 incident.

  • Jan 31, 2015

But D.C. fire said it had told Metro days before that fatal incident that radios weren’t working at station.

  • Jan 22, 2015

City documents say the first responders to reach the platform had no idea hundreds of passengers were gasping for breath.

  • Jan 16, 2015

Officials have yet to explain clearly why firefighters waited at the L’Enfant Plaza station as a train carrying scores of passengers filled with smoke, leading to one woman’s death.

  • Jan 13, 2015
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