Worker Rescued From Top of Crane in DC - NBC4 Washington

Worker Rescued From Top of Crane in DC



    Raw Video: High Angle Crane Rescue in NW

    Rescue crews responded to a construction site in Northwest D.C. on Tuesday to assist an injured worker atop a 150-foot crane. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011)

    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.