HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Several homeless people were hurt Wednesday after high winds knocked the scaffolding off an apartment building under construction in Hollywood.

The scaffolding collapse was reported at about 2 a.m. at a six-story apartment building on Selma at Las Palmas avenues. Six people in a lot next to the building were suddenly hit by wooden planks and metal bars coming down on them.

Most of the injuries were minor, but two people were taken to the hospital. A third person was treated at the scene.

The owner of the building has been notified.

A block of Selma Avenue is shut down. Workers remain on the scene working to clean up some of the collapsed scaffolding that landed in the street and on sidewalks.


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