Female construction worker killed in Georgetown University construction accident

03/22/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Georgetown, D.C. — A female construction worker was killed while working underneath the Leavey Center at Georgetown University on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. The fatal construction accident occurred at what was described as an underground loading dock area at around 8 a.m., reported The Hoya.

According to officials, the 36-year-old victim was operating a fork lift-type machine when she became pinned in an elevated area between the scaffolding and a railing, causing her to sustain traumatic injuries.

The victim’s co-workers removed her from her trapped position and performed first aid and CPR until Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service and D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived at the scene.

The victim was rushed to George Washington University Hospital via a GERMS ambulance where she was pronounced dead.

The Metropolitan Police Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the fatal construction accident.

The unidentified victim was reportedly a contract worker for the science center construction that Whiting-Turner Construction was managing.

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