Fire Department says 3 stories apparently collapsed
(WASHINGTON) — District of Columbia rescuers are preparing to search through the rubble of a collapsed parking garage at the Watergate complex, and one person has been injured.
Fire department spokesman Timothy Wilson says three stories of the garage apparently collapsed Friday. One person sustained a minor injury and was taken to a hospital. The area was under construction at the time.
Wilson says all construction workers have been accounted for. Firefighters are shoring up the structure to search for anyone else who may be trapped.
Construction worker Gabriel Gresczyk tells WRC-TV that he heard a rumble and then saw a 40-foot-by-40-foot section of earth go down, hitting the floor below it. Then he says the floor below collapsed.
The Watergate building was evacuated after the collapse.