SEAL BEACH ( — All lanes of the 405 Freeway were reopened Wednesday morning after a steel beam fell at a construction site.

The accident happened around 3 a.m. at the northbound connector to the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said.

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The entire freeway was closed for several hours, but the northbound lanes were reopened just after 7 a.m. and southbound lanes were reopened an hour later.


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A construction worker in his 50s suffered head and leg injuries after falling 25 feet when the beam crashed.

His coworker, a 46-year-old man, was struck by the beam and suffered injuries to his stomach and chest.

Both men were transported to Long Beach Memorial Hospital in moderate condition.

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