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Worker rescued in NW DC building collapse; 5 injured | WTOP

A rescue operation is underway in Northwest D.C. as a person has been trapped in the “full collapse” of a building under construction Thursday afternoon, the D.C. Fire and EMS Department said.

D.C. firefighters continue to work to get to a construction worker trapped in a building collapse Thursday afternoon.

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Worker rescued in NW DC building collapse; 5 injured | WTOP
D.C. firefighters continue to work to get to a construction worker trapped in a building collapse Thursday afternoon.

Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS

D.C. firefighters are trying to get to a worker who was trapped in a building collapse on Kennedy Street in Northwest.

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Worker rescued in NW DC building collapse; 5 injured | WTOP
A person is trapped and several others have been hurt in the “full collapse” of a building in Northwest D.C., the D.C. Fire and EMS Department said Thursday.

Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS

Worker rescued in NW DC building collapse; 5 injured | WTOP
A person is trapped and several others have been hurt in the “full collapse” of a building in Northwest D.C., the D.C. Fire and EMS Department said Thursday.

Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS

(Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)

A construction worker has been rescued after being trapped for about an hour and a half in the “full collapse” of a building under construction Thursday afternoon in Northwest D.C.

Four other workers were injured in the collapse of the building at about 3:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Kennedy Street, just south of Emery Heights Park, and have been taken to hospitals with injuries that Fire Chief John Donnelly called non-life threatening.

WTOP’s Mike Murillo reported the worker was taken out on a stretcher at about 5 p.m.

At least three other buildings have been compromised, fire department spokesman Vito Maggiolo said.

Chris Geldart, the acting deputy mayor for public safety, said the foreman said he could account for all his workers but one.

Murillo added that 10 to 12 firefighters are standing by, as well as medics.

This report will be updated.

WTOP’s Kate Ryan contributed to this report.

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