crane collapse scene in Tel Aviv
crane collapse scene in Tel AvivPolice spokesperson

A crane collapsed Thursday afternoon at a construction site for the light rail system in Tel Aviv's Lavontin Street. Police reported that no one was injured in the accident.

As the crane was being loaded onto a truck, it fell and wrecked the cabin of the truck. Police together with the Ministry of Labor and Social Services opened an inquiry into the circumstances of the event.

At the same time it was reported in the afternoon that a 31-year old man was moderately injured at a building site on Yordei Hayam street in Ashkelon.

Paramedics and emergency personnel of MDA treated the wounded man and evacuated him to hospital suffering from severe injuries to his lower limbs.