The Toronto Transit Commission says a guard has been fired after a scary incident caught on video showing a subway train running with one of its doors wide open Friday night.
The video was taken around 6:30 p.m. as the subway car was travelling eastbound on the Bloor-Danforth line as it headed over the Bloor Viaduct.
The unnamed guard, who TTC union head Bob Kinnear said had around 10 years of experience on the job, was confirmed fired by the union Tuesday.
TTC officials determined that the train operator was not at fault but the guard, who is positioned on the last car of the train, was responsible for the incident.
The door had a mechanical issue initially at Castle Frank station, when officials managed to get the door closed before it left the platform, but TTC CEO Andy Byford said proper procedures were not followed to ensure the door remained closed.
The union said it would contest the termination of the guard.
With files from Will Campbell