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Update: Scaffolding Collapse Injures Four at Downtown Redmond Construction Site

An unknown number of construction workers were injured Friday in downtown Redmond.

A scaffolding collapse has left at least four construction workers with minor injuries in downtown Redmond, according to Jim Bove of the Redmond Police Department.

The incident happened near the intersection of Cleveland Street and 164th Avenue Northeast, Bove said. A six-story mixed-use development called Centerpointe is currently under construction at that location.

Both Redmond and Kirkland fire departments are currently on the scene. Bove said 164th Avenue Northeast between Redmond Way and Northeast 76th Street and Cleveland Street between Redmond Way and 166th Avenue Northeast are expected to remain closed for the next two hours.

Bove said at least four people suffered minor injuries and that three were transported to local hospitals as a precautionary measure. First responders are still trying to determine whether everyone is accounted for.

"There are conflicting head counts," Bove said.

The scaffolding that collapsed was located about 25 to 30 feet above the ground, according to Bove. It's unclear at this point whether the workers fell or were on the ground at the time of the incident.

This is a developing story. Patch will update this post with more details as soon as they are available.

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Original story:

A scaffolding collapse has left an unknown number of construction workers with minor injuries in downtown Redmond, according to Jim Bove of the Redmond Police Department.

The incident happened near the intersection of Cleveland Street and 164th Avenue Northeast, Bove said. A six-story mixed-use development called Centerpointe is currently under construction at that location.

Bove said he wasn't sure yet how many people suffered injuries, adding that the incident occurred during lunchtime and that not all of the site's construction workers have been accounted for.

Initial, unconfirmed reports on Twitter indicate there are road closures and severe traffic delays in the area.

This is a developing story. Patch will update this post with more details as soon as they are available.

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