A fifth worker was rescued on Thursday after being trapped for approximately an hour and a half in the rubble of a collapsed building in Northwest DC.
The man was trapped under around three floors of debris and was freed with non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials.
The five-story building located in the 900 block of Kennedy Street NW was reportedly under construction.
Four other workers were pulled from the rubble shortly after the collapse which occurred at around 3:30 pm and transported to a nearby hospital. Their injuries were not life threatening.
DC Fire and EMS members used chainsaws and electric saws to cut out the rubble.
Not all heroes at @dcfireems wear gear… Kimber helped locate & rescue a trapped construction worker at yesterday’s building collapse on 900 block of Kennedy Street NW.
— Deputy Mayor Chris Geldart (@SafeDC) July 2, 2021
The sister of one of the survivors told WUSA9 that his brother was going to undergo a surgery Friday afternoon for serious injuries he sustained during the collapse. The surgery will determine whether the victim will ever be able to walk again, according to the report.
The 27-year-old male worker told her sister he thought he was going to die while the rescue operation was ongoing in the collapsed building. He is currently at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.