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4 injured by construction materials that fell off roof at Diplomat Resort & Spa

Hotel guest says he could see wooden panels sliding off roof

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Construction crews spent most of Monday night cleaning up material and debris after an accident at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood injured four people and sent two to the hospital.

Sky10 was over the resort along State Road A1A, where large wooden panels and other construction materials could be seen on the ground around the resort and hanging off the side of the hotel's atrium.

"We were right underneath," one hotel visitor told Local 10 News. "We could see all of the plywood and the two-by-fours just sliding directly off the roof."

Police told Local 10 that a passing storm sent the wooden panels sliding off a construction site further up on the building. Wind gusts sent the boards sliding down onto the street and driveway.

Two people were taken to area hospitals as a precaution. Another two people were treated at the scene.

Witnesses said many people ran for cover and stayed put, refusing to walk out, as officials arrived to secure the scene.

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