Two demolition vehicles were sent crashing to the ground on Sunday when the Rishon Lezion bridge they were working on collapsed.
Two workers were injured in the incident. A 55-year-old man was in moderate condition with a head injury, and a 36-year-old was lightly injured.
The team was apparently working to demolish the bridge when a section came down unexpectedly.
The moment of the bridge collapse was captured on the dashboard camera of a nearby vehicle.
Police reportedly detained the site’s foreman for questioning.
The Labor and Social Affairs Ministry opened an investigation into the incident.
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While it remained unclear why the bridge had collapsed while the vehicles were still on it, deaths and injuries of construction workers are a frequent occurrence, largely because of poorly enforced safety codes.