Two workers who were struck and killed by a BART train on Saturday
have been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as Laurence
Daniels and Christopher Sheppard.
The two were struck shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday about a mile
north of the Walnut Creek station.
Daniels, a 66-year-old Fair Oaks resident, was a contractor working
with BART. Sheppard, 58, lived in Hayward and was a member of American
Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3993.
That union, which is not striking, represents about 210 BART
employees, mostly middle managers.
According to BART, Daniels and Sheppard were investigating a
report of a dip in the tracks on the Pittsburg-Bay Point line and were struck
by a train being moved to Concord. BART officials said both men were highly
experienced track workers.