Four dead in Israel crane crash

By Alex Dahm20 May 2019

The incident in Israel follows one in Seattle, USA, in April

The incident in Israel follows one in Seattle, USA, in April

An incident involving a tower crane in Yavne, Israel, on Sunday 19 May resulted in four deaths, according to local news reports.

Photos show the saddle jib crane being dismantled using a large wheeled mobile telescopic crane. The tower crane had finished work helping to construct a low rise building on a development in an industrial area. In one photo a worker is shown suspended in the air below deformed steelwork at the rear of the slewing platform where the missing counter jib had been mounted.

The Times of Israel reported that the victims were on the crane when its counter jib, including the concrete counter weight slabs, fell to the ground.

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