Construction Worker Injured After Falling 20 Feet Downtown
(Updated at 2 p.m.) A construction worker was injured after falling about 20 feet downtown.
The incident happened on the 1100 block of 15th St. NW some time around 12:30 p.m. today.
A man was working at the construction site when he was hit with a beam and fell below grade, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan said. The worker’s injuries are non-life-threatening and he was conscious at the scene.
High angle rescue in progress – 1100 15th St NW. Patient fell about 20 feet below grade at construction site. pic.twitter.com/0KN8pCuQMy
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) November 8, 2016
This isn’t the first time firefighters have come to the rescue of someone at this construction site. A man injured his leg and had to be rescued there last month.