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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 07/13/2010

New York Ave. reopens in Northwest

By Mike McPhate

New York Avenue NW was closed for about an hour this morning as D.C. emergency personnel worked to rescue an injured construction worker on the roof of a building, officials said.

Rescuers were called to the 11-story building in the 400 block of the commuter artery about 9:45 a.m. and used a crane to hoist paramedics and equipment to the roof, Pete Piringer, a spokesman for D.C.’s fire and emergency medical services department, said. The stairwell of the still-under-construction building was inaccessible.

The man was strapped into a stretcher and lowered to safety, Piringer said. The extent of his injuries weren’t immediately known. He was set to be transported to a nearby hospital.

-- Mike McPhate

By Mike McPhate  | July 13, 2010; 10:29 AM ET
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Hope the guy is okay. He was on one of those rescue bucket-boards (not sure what they're called, but the body lies inside of a metal board with raised sides) and he had to be lowered down from the rooftop to the street level by a crane.
Workers kept on working for the most part, so I'm assuming it wasn't terribly serious.

Posted by: Flairy1 | July 13, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

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