Two track maintenance supervisors were yanked off duty early Wednesday after the Harlem derailment that injured 34 riders and crippled subway service citywide, sources told the Daily News.
The two supervisors were suspended at 1:30 a.m. based on an order from a superintendent, the sources said.
The men oversaw the replacement of a rail on Monday night near the site of the A train derailment near 125th Street. After the new rail was installed, the unused pieces were stored in the center of the track.
The MTA blamed the 9:45 a.m. Tuesday derailment on a poorly secured, loose rail.
Loose rail causes Harlem train derailment, ‘human error’ blamed
The derailment sent two train cars crashing against the tunnel wall, peeled open a train car door and damaged track equipment.
Hundreds of people filled the subway tracks and tunnels as they evacuated from smoky cars. All 34 injuries were considered non-life-threatening, officials said.
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