Three Workers in Critical Condition After Explosion in Factory Near Beit Shemesh

Firefighters at the scene of the fire in the factory near Beit Shemesh, Wednesday. (Firefighters Yerushalayim)

A machine at a metalworking factory exploded in the Har Tov industrial zone, near Beit Shemesh, on Wednesday morning, sparking a fire.

Police came and evacuated people in the area and provided assistance for emergency first responders.

Three workers were rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Yerushalayim in critical condition, and are suffering from extensive burns on their bodies. A fourth worker was also injured and is listed in mild to moderate condition.