The construction accident occurred in the 4000 block of Georgia Avenue Northwest near the intersection with Emerson Street at approximately 5:00 p.m. local time. Officials say a man fell five floors while working on scaffolding on the building.
WJLA reports that the worker was unconscious and was given CPR following the fall. The worker was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
According to WJLA, the construction worker later died from injuries sustained in the fall. The identity of the worker is being held pending notification of next of kin.
The following information is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):