OAKLAND, Calif. — Federal accident investigators were in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday to look into the deaths of two transit workers who were struck by an out-of-service commuter train performing routine maintenance.
Saturday’s accident on Bay Area Rapid Transit tracks in the East Bay city of Walnut Creek took place against the backdrop of a contentious and disruptive labor strike.
Two National Transportation Safety Board investigators were at the site of the accident on Sunday, NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss said.
The two-man team led by Jim Southworth, the board’s railroad accident investigator-in-charge, will be looking at everything leading up to the collision, from safety procedures and qualifications of personnel to the track’s condition. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.