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5 injured after plunging 20 feet at Southern California casino

5 injured after plunging 20 feet at Southern California casino
The Commerce Casino, where five people were injured Saturday after falling from scaffolding. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Five people were injured Saturday after falling 20 feet at a Southern California casino, fire officials said.

Just before 3:20 p.m., five people fell from Commerce Casino in the 6100 block of East Telegraph Road in Commerce, said Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher Cheryl Sims.

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It was unknown where the people were when they fell. All five were taken to a hospital with minor to moderate injuries, Sims said.

A spokeswoman for Commerce Casino, which includes a 200-room hotel, declined to comment to the Los Angeles Times.

For breaking news in California, follow @MattHjourno. He can be reached at matt.hamilton@latimes.com.

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