(Updated at 11 a.m.) D.C. Firefighters rescued a man who suffered a “medical emergency” while working in an “escalator pit” near the Foggy Bottom Metro station earlier this morning.
The man was working on escalators near the Foggy Bottom Metro station on the 900 block of 23rd St. NW just before 10 a.m. when he “suffered a medical emergency,” according to D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo.
Though it was initially believed the man fell, Maggiolo said the man was working at the bottom of the pit when he suffered an unspecified “medical emergency.” The man did not appear to be seriously injured when he was pulled out and taken to the hospital, Maggiolo added.
Rescuers pulled the man out around 10:45 a.m.
Pt. out of pit in hands of EMS. Escalator repairman suffered medical emergency while working in confined space. pic.twitter.com/AwfyvSqHdS
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 28, 2016
Photo and additional reporting by Courtney Brown