WASHINGTON — A construction worker was hurt Tuesday morning after falling onto a superstructure below the Arlington Memorial Bridge, and the D.C. fire department had to lower him onto a boat to get him out.
The worker‘s injuries aren’t life-threatening, D.C. Fire and EMS said, but he fell onto on a superstructure below the travel lanes of the bridge, and the rescue process is “complex,” spokesman Vito Maggiolo said.
At about 11 a.m., he was lowered onto a fireboat on the river below the bridge.
Adult male patient from Arlington Memorial Bridge has been transferred from #DCsBravest Fireboat 2 to land based unit for transport to hospital. He was lowered to this Fireboat by our rescue crews from where he was injured. pic.twitter.com/7fC7kcKjJe
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) November 13, 2018