Construction worker dies after Georgetown U. accident

March 16, 2011

A construction worker operating a lift platform at a Georgetown University building died Wednesday morning after an accident, officials said.

The woman, who was in her 30s, became pinned between the platform and scaffolding at about 8 a.m. at a construction site below the Leavey Center.

When emergency workers arrived, her co-workers were performing CPR, said Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the D.C. Fire/EMS department. She was rushed to George Washington Hospital, where she died.

She was taken to George Washington instead of the closer Georgetown University hospital because emergency workers determined that it has better resources to treat her, authorities said.

Police have not yet released her name.

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