New York Ave. reopens in Northwest
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
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