Ground Gives Way at Work Site, Overturns Trailer

A construction trailer at 1045 Wisconsin Ave., NW, next to the C&O Canal was found overturned June 7, when the ground beneath it gave way. A residential condominium by EastBanc, Inc., is planned for the site.

Workers from McCullough Construction said they did not know exactly when the trailer fall from street level down toward the canal but added that no one had been in the trailer and no one was hurt. The trailer, along with concrete sections from the sidewalk and fence railing, was pulled from the collapse zone toward the more level parking lot, next to the construction site.

Whether the rain storm contributed to the earthen collapse is unclear. McCullough Construction Co., also built out the Ritz-Carlton Residences, a half block away on South Street. The Ritz-Carlton condos were a EastBanc and Millennium Partners project.

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:50:20 -0400

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