By JEFFREY RICHARDSON, Associated Press Metro is trying to improve safety on the rail system after a fatal crash involving an elevator at the Southwest Inflight Entertainment Center.
Metro said Monday that four people were injured when the elevator on the fifth floor of the center crashed in the evening of Sept. 23.
The elevator, which is owned by Southwest, had been in use since the late 1990s.
“We apologize for any inconvenience caused,” Metro said in a statement.
Southwest said the elevator was inspected twice last week and that it was “completely safe” at the time of the crash.
It said the safety inspection process included conducting a thorough inspection of the elevator.
Metro is offering $20,000 for information leading to an arrest and prosecution of those responsible.
The investigation is ongoing.
A woman in the elevator died from injuries sustained when the ride slid off the elevator, according to Metro.
Metro spokeswoman Lauren White said it was unclear if the woman was injured in the accident or had suffered a broken leg.