CVC Worker Released From Hospital After Fall

Posted February 12, 2004 at 10:17am

A construction worker slipped while removing concrete formwork at the eastern end of the Capitol Visitor Center project just before 9 a.m. Thursday morning. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital and was expected to be released by early afternoon.

He responded well to all the examinations and tests, and is expected to be released this afternoon, said CVC spokesman Tom Fontana.

The worker fell about 20 feet and landed on a pile of dirt.

“The Attending Physician’s Office staff arrived at the site immediately,” Fontana said. “Then an ambulance came and the individual was taken to George Washington University Hospital.”

The man is an employee of Facchina Concrete, a subcontractor on the site.

— Suzanne Nelson