Hammersmith live: Updates as 2 men fighting for their lives in hospital after scaffolding collapse

Two men are fighting for their lives in hospital after being injured after scaffolding on a town hall collapsed at a building site in West London this afternoon (May 11). Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident in King Street, Hammersmith at around 5.30pm.

Officers, paramedics and fire crews arrived to find two men with potentially life-threatening injuries after being hurt when scaffolding collapsed on the site. They have both been rushed to hospital.

Dozens of emergency vehicles were seen descending on the scene of the serious incident. A spokesperson for the Met told MyLondon: “An investigation has been launched after two men were injured after scaffolding attached to Hammersmith town hall collapsed late on Wednesday afternoon. Officers from the Metropolitan police along with firefighters.”

A spokesperson for LAS said: “At 17:41hrs on Wednesday, 11 May police were alerted to an incident at a construction site in King Street, W6. Officers attended to assist the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade. Two men were found with potentially life threatening injuries and were taken to a central London hospital.The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

We’re covering this incident live, read all the updates below.

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