Jerusalem – A 55-year woman was killed Friday morning after she was crushed to death by an electric gate in a supermarket where she worked in Migdal HaEmek, Magen David Adom reported.
MDA’s 101st division reported a call at 6:25 AM about the accident.
According to the owner of the shop, Yoram Ben Haim, the woman, identified as Reya Wiener, alighted her vehicle after failing to open the gate using her remote control.
“She got out of her car and the gate was slightly open. She stood between the gate and its post and tried to force it open when it simply crushed her,” said Ben Haim. “People saw everything. Drivers stopped to help but they couldn’t. The gate is heavy as you can see.”
Paramedics found the woman unconscious at the gate to an industrial complex and transported her to HaEmek hospital. She had suffered severe injuries and as in critical condition. CPR was performed on the victim, but paramedics were unable to revive her.