A bit of ceiling particles fell on the Forest Hills commuter rail platform, two weeks after a 25-pound ceiling panel practically hit a rider at a Red Line station.
In this occasion, the particles was not concrete and weighed lower than a pound, in accordance with MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo.
“Some crumbled debris, apparently bridge joint felt, which is used as padding near joints and weighs less than one pound, was found on the ground,” Pesaturo mentioned.
“Facilities maintenance personnel on the scene observed an area where felt is missing, and, with the felt missing, water has been observed coming down the bridge joint.”
He mentioned the world the place the particles was discovered, which was Wednesday morning in accordance with a photograph of the fabric posted on Twitter, has been cordoned off.
This incident occurred precisely two weeks after a extra severe case of fallen particles at Harvard station, the place a 25-pound water-logged aluminum panel collapsed as a result of what T officers described as corrosion, practically hitting a girl.
A video launched by the MBTA confirmed the panel fell inches from the girl, who was strolling by the world the place the ceiling collapse occurred on March 1.
Two days later, MBTA Interim General Manager Jeffrey Gonneville introduced the company was performing a systemwide audit and taking steps to take away all related soundproofing panels from T stations, to forestall one other ceiling failure.
The MBTA had eliminated 130 ceiling panels from the southbound platform space at Harvard station as of Thursday, and plans to conduct a “thorough inspection” of the overhead construction there subsequent week, Pesaturo mentioned.
Gonneville mentioned earlier this month that there are 400 to 500 soundproofing panels, which had been put in round 1980, at Harvard station.
“When all panels on the southbound side are removed, engineering professionals next week will perform a thorough inspection of the overhead structure, identify leaks that need to be sealed and make any other repairs which are warranted,” Pesaturo mentioned.