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.

Matt Small

Matt joined WTOP News at the start of 2020, after contributing to Washington’s top news outlet as an Associated Press journalist for nearly 18 years.

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