Worker Rescued from National Mall Museum Site After Medical Emergency

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013  |  Updated 7:28 AM EDT
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A construction worker had to be rescued from the site of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall after suffering a medical emergency.

A construction worker had to be rescued from the site of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall after suffering a medical emergency.

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A construction worker had to be rescued from the site of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall after suffering a medical emergency.

Just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, the 37-year-old worker complained of chest pains while at the site. D.C. Fire and EMS crews used an emergency basket and a crane to lift the man from the center of the site's massive 60 foot hole.

NBC4's Megan McGrath says the worker was moving and conscious when he was lifted from the site.

There's no word on his condition at this time.

The National Museum of African-American History and Culture is located at Constitution Avenue and 14th Street in Northwest. It is slated to open in 2015.

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