Woman's Arm Gets Trapped in Metro Elevator - NBC4 Washington

Woman's Arm Gets Trapped in Metro Elevator

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    A disabled woman had to be rescued Monday morning after her arm became trapped in an elevator door at the Judiciary Square Metro station.

    Firefighters were called to the Metro station about 10:45 a.m. for the high-angle rescue. 

    Fire officials say the victim tried to open the door after the elevator stopped between floors, but the door closed on her arm.

    The woman was safely remove from the elevator and transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    The incident also gave a glimpse into a transfer between the D.C. fire department and the new private ambulance company American Medical Response (AMR). 

    Because of a technical glitch, D.C. firefighters must still fill out paperwork by hand before a transfer to a private ambulance can be completed. News4's Mark Segraves was on the scene Monday and was able to time the entire handoff. It took six and half minutes to complete the transfer.