7 hurt after collapse at downtown Los Angeles construction site

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES -- At least seven construction workers suffered minor injuries after the second floor of a four-story construction site collapsed in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night, according to fire officials.

Firefighters were called to the building in the 1000 block of S. Olive Street shortly before 7:15 p.m.

Workers were allegedly pouring concrete within a scaffolded area of the second floor when a 30x20 section of the floor gave way.

Five of the seven workers were transported to a local hospital.

No one was trapped, according to the LAFD.

"We've cordoned off the area where the collapse occurred and the Department of Building and Safety and Cal/OSHA are coming out to do an inspection to make sure that everything is ready for workers to go back in and start rebuilding," said Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief David Perez.

The construction site is set to become a residential apartment building.
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