Crane Collapses in Central Israeli City; 4 Hurt

At least one person seriously hurt after crane crashes and blocks main road in Bat Yam.

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Crane collapses in central Israeli city of Bat Yam. February 13, 2017.
Crane collapses in central Israeli city of Bat Yam. February 13, 2017. Credit: MDA paramedics
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A crane has collapsed in central Israel on Tuesday, seriously wounding a 35-year-old Israel. The incident, which occurred in the city of Bat Yam, just south of Tel Aviv, also saw three others hurt.

Paramedics identified one of the victims as a 9-year-old girl, all were taken to a local hospital.

Crane collapses in central Israeli city of Bat Yam. February 13, 2017. Credit: MDA paramedics
Crane collapses in central Israeli city of Bat Yam. February 13, 2017.Credit: MDA paramedics

Nine cranes collapsed between February 2015 and December 2016 as a result of strong winds and safety failures, and recent legislation has called to up safety measures on construction sites.

Forty construction workers died in Israel between January and October last year, but the number of construction site inspectors is only one-third the minimum requirement for countries belonging to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.

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