The Washington Post

Washington Monument inspection resumes

Emma Cardini, right, and Dan Gach are part of the team of inspectors examining the Washington Monument. (Marvin Joseph/WASHINGTON POST)

The inspection was halted Sunday due to high winds, a day after climber Erik Sohn was blown 30 feet, off the west wall and onto the south wall, while he was working 50 feet off the ground.

Climbers are examining each stone of the monument for earthquake damage.


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