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Mechanic injured at Congress Heights

A mechanic slipped and fell while working on the escalator at the Congress Heights Metro station earlier this morning. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, said Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer.

The worker was descending the stairs towards the pit below the escalator and slipped. He was breathing and conscious the whole time, Piringer said. "Sounded like an injured leg, injured back," he said. "We just had to put him on a stretcher and get him out of there."

A member of Engine Company 32, one of several units that responded, said the man was taken to the George Washington University Hospital. The worker fell at 7:10 a.m., according to Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. She said this incident had no impact on service.

By Mark Berman  |  February 19, 2010; 8:50 AM ET
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Get rid of the escalators. Let the fat slobs walk. Put the money you spend repairing them on a 24-7 basis (it never ends) towards the trains & making the ride smooth, on time & hassle free. I can dream, can't I?

Posted by: uncivil | February 19, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

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