Woman Rescued After Falling 40 Feet in Building Near U Street

by Tim Regan August 15, 2016 at 8:20 am 5 Comments

Firefighters rescue woman near U Street Aug 2016, photo via Twitter : D.C. Fire and EMS

(Updated at 10:55 a.m.) Firefighters rescued a woman who fell nearly 40 feet while working on a school building near U Street yesterday evening.

The incident happened inside the Garnet-Patterson Middle School building (2001 10th St. NW) around 7 p.m. yesterday, according to D.C. Fire and EMS. The middle school — which shuttered in 2013 — currently houses students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Firefighters said a woman was working to remove asbestos when she fell through a “wet wall” in an attic and got stuck between two brick walls on the first floor of the building. Members of the fire department used a motorized tool to help free the woman.

The woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but a representative for D.C. Fire and EMS said she is “going to be ok.”

Photo via D.C. Fire and EMS


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