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LBFD responded to a Long Beach Port incident that injured several workers

Long Beach, California – Several construction workers were hurt in the mid-afternoon Friday, including one who was hospitalized in an unknown condition, when part of a steel-framed scaffold fell at Pier D in the Port of Long Beach.

Long Beach Fire Department crews were sent to the scene as a response.

The incident happened at approximately 2:15 and part of the steel frame fell over one of the construction workers, inflicting serious injuries that required medical treatment at a hospital. Two other construction workers sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Responding crews from the Long Beach Fire Department said that a fourth person, a member of the construction crew as well, fell into the water during the collapse but remained unharmed.

The reason why the steel-framed scaffold partially collapsed is not known yet.

The investigation is ongoing.

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