A Metro worker was killed last night when he stuck his head out of a railcar and it hit a support beam in a repair shed.
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Chung T. Luu, 45, who had been with the transit agency for 11 years, was working in the Rail Operations Center about 6 p.m. last night when the incident occurred.
"Preliminary information shows that Chung T. Luu was onboard a light-rail vehicle that was being moved into the shop's service lane," Metro said. "While the train was in motion, Luu reportedly stuck his head out of the train's door, hitting a support beam in the shop."
Crisis counselors have been made available to Luu's co-workers, and Metro CEO George Greanias noted that Luu left behind a wife and three kids.
"When I visited with Chung's fellow employees at the ROC last night, they had nothing but good things to say about him as a friend and a co-worker," he wrote to all Metro employees. "Please keep Chung's family in your hearts and prayers during this very difficult time."