Train Accident Kills 68-year-old Railroad Worker in Israel

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Netanya train station, close to the sight of the accident
Netanya train station, close to the sight of the accident Credit: Jack Gues/AFP
Ran Shimoni
Ran Shimoni

A 68-year-old man was struck and killed by a train north of the Netanya interchange Sunday.

Israel Railways reported that the man, who was employed by a subcontractor, was performing electrical work on the tracks. A preliminary investigation found that he had crossed the tracks without following safety regulations, said the company. 

According to Safe Work Israel Group, this is the 55th causality related to work and construction since the beginning of the year.

The police have launched an investigation and ordered a temporary halt at Hadera to northbound train traffic and at Netanya southbound, which has since resumed.

According to a paramedic, the ambulance team found the man dead at the scene. Israel Railways' CEO has ordered an internal investigation of the incident. 

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