2 Hospitalized, 1 Injured When Scaffolding Falls Amid High Winds in Hollywood

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Two people were hospitalized and another was injured when scaffolding surrounding an apartment building in Hollywood came crashing down amid gusty winds Wednesday morning.

The incident was reported in the 6700 block of West Selma Avenue at about 2 a.m.

“Scaffolding from the building came down on us because of wind gusts,” said a man named Leman, who was at the scene when the incident occurred.

There’s been no official word on what caused the scaffolding to fall.

One man was hurt “pretty bad” and appeared to be having seizures after getting hit in the head, Leman said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department stated that two adult patients were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

A third person was treated and released at the scene, according to the Fire Department.

Work crews were out Wednesday morning to clean up and secure the scaffolding around the building, which appeared to still be under construction.

The incident occurred during a period of gusty winds in the area. A wind advisory was in place for portions of the San Fernando Valley through 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

High Wind Warnings were in place Wednesday morning for the Antelope Valley as well as portions of the Ventura and Los Angeles county mountains. The wind warnings were scheduled to expire at 8 a.m.

Officials have warned about the possibility of downed power lines and trees during these periods of high winds.

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