accident 88 298 Zaka.
(photo credit: Zaka)
A crane collapsed at a construction site in Hod Hasharon, killing one person, Israel Radio reported Friday morning.
The crane’s operator, a 55-year-old woman and a 20-year-old tractor driver who was nearby when the crane collapsed, were seriously injured.
The man later succumbed to his injuries at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.
Teams from Kfar Saba police were examining whether the crane collapsed due to malfunction or because of the stormy weather.
The crane also damaged a store and several other buildings where it hit the ground.
Route 40, near the construction site where the accident occurred, was
opened for traffic late Friday morning after it had been closed down
several hours before. Most streets adjacent to the site were still shut
Police asked residents of the area not to return to their homes until
the investigation is concluded. The Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry
also opened an investigation in order to find why the crane collapsed.