This post was written by Hatchet editors Avery Anapol and Dan Rich.
D.C. Fire and EMS rescued a worker who suffered a medical emergency this morning while working in a below-ground escalator pit at the Foggy Bottom Metro station.
The department reported the emergency via Twitter at 9:19 am. The rescue was complete by 9:49 am, according to the department’s Twitter account.
Public Information Officer Vito Maggiolo said that the department’s technical rescue team used a tripod hoist to raise the worker out of the pit.
“The biggest challenge was the confined space he was working in,” Maggiolo said.
Maggiolo said the worker’s condition does not appear to be life-threatening, and that the rescued worker was taken to the emergency room at GW Hospital.
Although the department’s Twitter originally reported that an “injured worker fell in an escalator pit,” Maggiolo said that the worker suffered a medical emergency, not an injury, while already working in the pit.
“It’s an access point for the repair people that work on the escalator for the Foggy Bottom metro,” Maggiolo said.