Sixth Fatality in 2019: Another Construction Worker Killed on the Job in Israel

Police opened an investigation into the incident, which occurred in Jerusalem, and detained four people for questioning

Construction workers and police officers at the scene of the fatal accident in Jerusalem, February 24, 2019.
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A 30-year-old construction worker died on Sunday after falling to his death at a construction site in Jerusalem. Emergency responders attempted unsuccessfully to revive him and he was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.

Police opened an investigation into the case and detained four people for questioning. The incident brings the number of laborers killed in work accidents around the country in 2019 to six.

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In addition to police forensic experts who arrived at the scene of the fatal incident on Jerusalem's Hanevi’im Street, the Labor and Social Affairs Ministry also expected to send investigators to the site.

Magen David Adom paramedic Aharon Adler said when emergency responders reached the scene, they found a man who had fallen from a great height into a construction pit. He was unconscious and in critical condition, suffering from what Adler characterized as "multiple systems failure"

Emergency responders at the scene of the accident in Jerusalem, February 24, 2019.
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Later on Sunday, a 22-year-old construction worker was moderately injured in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak. Emergency medical services reported that he had fallen from a considerable height and struck his head. He was treated by paramedics at the site and transferred to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.

Last week, a worker was killed in Modi’in when a heavy object fell on his head from a crane at a site managed by Dona Engineering and Construction. That incident is under investigation.