City fire officials said six people were rescued Wednesday after they were trapped by collapsed materials at a movie studio under construction in Glendale.
Anita Shandi, deputy superintendent of the Glendale Fire Department, said the rescue began around 11 a.m. when firefighters at a station on the 1200 block of Glendale Avenue “heard a loud noise.”
Roof beams, or trusses, have collapsed at a construction site one block from the station, trapping three construction workers in the rubble on the ground floor and three on cherry pickers.
More than 100 firefighters from the Glendale, Los Angeles, Burbank, Pasadena and San Marino fire departments supported the rescue effort.
Of the three people trapped in the cherry pickers, one was rescued by a fire ladder while the other two were lifted by a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter.
All six workers were rescued at 1:30 pm, five of them were taken to hospital.
Shandi said no workers were seriously injured.
At the time of the incident, there were 70 workers on site.