One person injured in scaffolding collapse in Downtown New Orleans

One person injured in scaffolding collapse in Downtown New Orleans
They are asking to please avoid the Poydras Street and Convention Center Boulevard area. (Source: WVUE)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Scaffolding collapsed at the Four Seasons construction site in Downtown New Orleans, sending one person to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the New Orleans EMS.

The site is in between as what many people know as the old World Trade Center Building and the Riverwalk.

The collapse was due to high winds from a storm Wednesday afternoon as strong storms moved through the metro area. Officials are asking to avoid the Poydras Street and Convention Center Boulevard area until the area is secure.

New Orleans Homeland and Security Director Collin Arnold said safety and permits are investigating the collapse.

They are asking to please avoid the Poydras Street and Convention Center Boulevard area.
They are asking to please avoid the Poydras Street and Convention Center Boulevard area. (Source: WVUE)

02/05/2020. #2 Poydras St. Construction scaffolding collapse. Chief C Mickal, NOFD Photo Unit.

Posted by New Orleans Fire Department on Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Arnold said there were win gusts up to 40 mph. Five vehicles were hit when the scaffolding collapsed.

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