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Worker seriously injured after being hit by steel rod at construction site in D.C.

DC Fire and EMS responders on the scene after a worker was seriously injured at a construction site in Northeast D.C. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 (DC Fire and EMS/Twitter)

A worker was seriously injured Tuesday morning after he was hit by a steel rod at a construction site in Northeast Washington.

The unidentified man was placed in a rescue basket and is being lifted by a crane. Fire officials say he will be taken to an area hospital.

DC Fire and EMS officials say the man was hit by a rebar, which is a steel rod with ridges for use in reinforced concrete, according to Merriam-Webster.com.

The accident took place in the 100 block of K Street, NE.

This story will be updated

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