A 500 tonne Liebherr LTM1500 all Terrain crane overturned in Haifa, on Thursday, a 35-year-old crane operator died after the crane in which he was working collapsed.
Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived at the work site attempted to resuscitate Holon resident Sergei Ponovsky was declared dead at the scene.
The machine was short rigged and only had one section extended, in fact it appeared to have been setting up when it went over.
The boom came down across the road striking an overpass.
Police closed Route 75 in Haifa to traffic because of the downed crane blocking part of the roadway, and closed the Route 22 overpass over the road because of damage caused by the fallen equipment.