Nightly News   |  September 29, 2011

Rappelling inspector loves her unusual job

As the inspection continues, we hear from Katie Francis, one of the two women on the Washington Monument rappelling team. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> today this was going on. the rappelling team inspecting the washington monument for damage. they were back at it 500 feet above the ground. they removed big chunks of loose stone which could have caused big problems if it fell. all of this from that earthquake. katie francis who is part of what they call the difficult access rappelling team was savoring the moment.

>> it's a fun part of the job . we want to make sure we get an accurate record of how the monument is doing. i was shocked to hear that they used this as a means of access and they asked me if i would be interested. i said, absolutely, i would love to be involved in the team that does that kind of work.