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|February 13, 2004
by Alan Etter
Units responded at 8:41 AM for the report
of a construction accident on the grounds of the US Capitol. First
arriving firefighters found that a 22-year-old construction worker had
fallen from some scaffolding on the site where a visitors center is being
|The distance of
the fall was approximately 30 feet into an open construction pit.
Squad 1 established a below grade rescue while Fire/EMS evaluated the patient.
|Utilizing on on-scene
crane, the patient was lifted in a Stokes basket to the top of the pit,
where medics provided further treatment.
|The man was then
transported to MedStar suffering from head trauma and possible internal
injuries. The cause of the man's fall is currently under investigation.
E03, T07, BC2, R1, R3, SAFO, A30, R12,