Well, this is harrowing:
A survey of Metros 10,000 employees has found that nearly two-thirds of them have observed a safety violation in the past year…
The survey found that safety violations are reported nearly 70 percent of the time, and fear of retaliation was the top reason employees cited for not reporting safety breaches. Employees were also reluctant to report their peers. Another main reason workers said they did not report safety problems was they believed nothing would be done about them.
“There is a sense of futility,” said board Jim Graham, who is also a D.C. council member.