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D.C. Fire Uses Crane to Rescue Construction Worker Downtown

by Andrew Ramonas — October 27, 2016 at 2:05 pm 0

(Updated at 2:10 p.m.) Firefighters used a crane with a special basket to rescue an injured man from a downtown construction site this afternoon, according to the D.C. Fire and EMS Department.

The construction worker received “some sort of leg injury” about 1 p.m. in a pit where the former Washington Post building stood at 15th and L streets NW, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo told Borderstan.

It wasn’t immediately clear how the man was hurt. But his injuries were non-life-threatening.

After a crane hoisted the worker from the construction site and onto a street, paramedics brought him to a local hospital.

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