Human error, not power surge, caused massive NYC subway outage, investigations find
Two investigations have concluded the mishap that shut down half the subway system in August was entirely due to human error and not a power surge.
Feel like causing a massive subway outage should be harder than accidentally pushing a button.
Bad design, but I can empathize with the worker who's probably about to get fired. Once took down the admissions system at the hospital I work for because I executed a command that should have been fine, but there was a problem 3 steps down in the workflow (which I didn't setup, but should have double checked)
Preliminary indications suggest that the emergency push button might have been accidentally pressed since a plastic guard that would prevent accidental activation was missing.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: the person who needs to be fired when there's a government screw-up is the head of the department, not the idiot who accidentally pressed the button. This sends a message that bosses can't pass the buck and blame their underlings. If their employees are screw-ups, they're the screw-up. Screw-ups should not be in charge of anything.
TBH someone accidentally hitting the off switch seems less bad than most of the other causes I could think of.
2 bucks for a new "Do not press" button cover, $6,000 of OT time to install it, and we're golden
Lmao. If this is true, then the MTA is even more incompetent than I previously thought. People need to be fired. This has gone on long enough.
"New Yorkers deserve absolute confidence in a fully functioning subway system, and it is our job to restore that confidence."
Was it another "Bring your girlfriend to your MTA job" day?
The most surprising thing about this news story: pic of cops wearing masks.
As someone who has darkened a hotel ballroom with her butt, I'm prepared to forgive this fool.
I've worked on a lot of production lines, hitting an ESTOP accidently is alot more common than you would think. Why an accidental ESTOP hit caused 5 hours of downtime is the real issue here.
Oh man, shutting down half of the nyc subway system sounds like it’s going to be tough…
…actually, it’s super easy, barely an inconvenience!