Industrial accident closes street in Alexandria

WASHINGTON — The 700 block of Wythe Street remains closed Wednesday as police in Alexandria, Virginia, investigate an industrial accident.

A portion of North Washington Street between Pendleton and Madison streets that had been closed has reopened. Washington Street eventually turns into the George Washington Parkway, a major commuter route into D.C.

In a Facebook posting, Alexandria police said a crane hit a live line, which then fell to the ground and struck a construction worker.

Police said one person has been burned by electricity in the accident and has been taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

Chris Cruise

Christopher Cruise is a writer, reporter and anchor at WTOP. He has worked at The Voice of America, where he anchored newscasts for the Learning English branch. He is a backup host for Westwood’s morning radio news programs, “America in the Morning” and “First Light,” and contributes to them weekly.

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