The air well or shaft was located on a sidewalk at the rear of 800 Fourth St. SW. The grate is on private property.
Update below grade rescue 800 block 4th Street SW. #DCsBravest successfully removed patient using pulley system & stokes rescue basket. Adult female transported serious non life threatening injuries. This took place when grate collapsed beneath victim. pic.twitter.com/tQYbxNH7dw
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) March 23, 2022
DC Fire Emergency Medical Services (DC Fire EMS) was called to the scene at 5:11 p.m. Paramedics went down the shaft to the victim and started treatment immediately as she lay there as firefighters set up a pulley system.
Firefighters used the system, together with two ladders, to bring the victim up to the surface.
DC Fire said the woman was transported to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.