Worker Rescued From Top of Crane in DC

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011  |  Updated 11:38 AM EDT
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Rescue crews responded to a construction site in Northwest D.C. on Tuesday to assist an injured worker atop a 150-foot crane.

Rescue crews responded to a construction site in Northwest D.C. on Tuesday to assist an injured worker atop a 150-foot crane.

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D.C. fire crews had to rescue a construction worker who became trapped at the top of a crane Tuesday morning.

Rescuers said they got the call around 8:30 a.m. for an injured person at the site on the 2400 block of 14th street in Northwest D.C.

When they arrived they discovered the man was at the end of the large crane, almost 150 feet in the air.

They believe he became trapped or entangled in a cable while doing maintenance.

It took rescue crews about an hour to get the man down.

The worker suffered significant injuries, but is expected to be OK.

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