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Rail workers injured in crash hire lawyer

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STAMFORD, CT (AP) -

Seven Metro-North railroad workers injured in last week's collision on the commuter line have hired a lawyer to pursue damages.

The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports the engineers of the two trains involved are among the clients of George Cahill, a New Haven-based railroad law attorney.

Cahill says he's looking into whether recent track repairs may have led an eastbound commuter train to derail near Bridgeport and crash into the westbound train heading toward New York.

More than 70 people were injured in the accident.

Cahill says workers also have complained that wheels on new rail cars might be affixed to the trains too tightly, causing them to fit improperly on the rails.

Metro-North Railroad spokeswoman Marjorie Anders says the railroad does not comment on pending litigation.

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