(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.
10th & V Streets NW. Technical rescue for patient who fell approx 40 feet inside the "wet wall" of a building. pic.twitter.com/O5ZLgeVQMZ
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) August 15, 2016
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