Crane collapses in San Pedro; 2 injured

Two construction workers were hospitalized Tuesday after a crane collapsed in San Pedro Tuesday. 

According to authorities, the construction crane overturned in the 400 block of North Gaffey Street near the 110 Freeway around 11:30 a.m.

Two workers fell about 20 feet below when the crane collapsed, according to the fire department. Both were taken to the hospital and their current conditions or the extent of their injuries are not known.

No one was trapped, officials said. 

SkyFOX video from the scene showed a cherry picker on the ground and items strewn across.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn tweeted that the workers were dismantling a disputed billboard.

"Praying that both workers who were injured will be OK," Hahn wrote.

Los Angeles City Councilman Tim McOsker, who represents the San Pedro area, announced Monday that crews had begun taking down the billboard and support structure, which had been under dispute for several months and the subject of a removal effort dating back several years.

The cause of the crane collapse is not known.

City News Service contributed to this report.