Construction worker injured in fall by the Mall

October 16, 2013

A construction worker fell and was critically injured at the construction site for the National Museum of Africa-American History and Culture on the Mall Wednesday night, authorities said.

The worker fell about 20 feet from scaffolding into an underground trench in the 1400 block of Constitution Avenue NW, said Timothy Wilson, a spokesman for D.C. fire and emergency services.

The accident happened about 7:15 p.m. The construction worker was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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