Orthodox Jewish man killed by Manhattan crane collapse Friday

February 6, 2016 10:18

A 38-year-old Orthodox Jewish man was killed when a construction crane collapsed on his car in Manhattan.

David Wichs, an immigrant from Prague,  was standing outside his parked car on Friday morning when the giant crane collapsed, crushing him to death, several media outlets reported.

Three other people were injured, two seriously, in the accident in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca.

Wichs and his wife Rebecca were members of Kehilath Jeshurun, a modern Orthodox congregation on the Upper East Side.

Wichs is listed as a donor on the websites and publications of numerous charities, both Jewish and secular, including Avodah, Mazon and Teach for America.

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