Two men have been left with potentially life-threatening injuries after scaffolding attached to a town hall collapsed in west London.
Dozens of police, fire and ambulance vehicles were at Hammersmith town hall in King Street after being alerted to the incident at just before 5.45pm on Wednesday.
The Metropolitan police said the men were taken to a central London hospital, and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
A London ambulance service spokesperson said an air ambulance was among the resources sent to the scene, and the men were taken to a major trauma center “as a priority”.
The force 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 attended along with firefighters.”
Hammersmith and Fulham council said the incident occurred at a construction site ran by Ardmore Construction Ltd, where work is taking place.
It said on Twitter: “King Street (W6) is temporarily closed to motorists between Dalling Rd and Hammersmith Broadway.
“Emergency services are attending to an incident in the area.
“Please avoid King St and the surrounding area where possible.
“We will update once King St reopens.”