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A construction accident in downtown Washington D.C. has left two construction workers injured. They were working in a construction pit about 30 feet deep when they were hit by a steel beam. The construction accident happened on Tuesday morning on 11th Street.

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Alan Etter said the men were about 30 feet below ground when they were lowering the beam and something broke loose.

One man was hit across the back, and the other man was hit in the head. Etter said the injuries are serious but not life-threatening.

A crane was used to retrieve the men from the hole. The men were taken to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries.

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Worksite Injury and Workers Compensation.

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