Construction worker killed when struck by heavy object near Shoham

Paramedics find man without vital signs, pronounce him dead after resuscitation efforts fail

Illustrative: A Magen David Adom ambulance is seen on the coast of central Israel. (Magen David Adom)
Illustrative: A Magen David Adom ambulance is seen on the coast of central Israel. (Magen David Adom)

A construction worker, 38, died Sunday after he was hit by a heavy object at a site close to Shoham in the central district of the country.

Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived found the man with no vital signs. Efforts were made to resuscitate him but medics eventually pronounced him dead.

Construction site accidents are common in Israel, with watchdog groups complaining of little oversight and dangerous working conditions.

Earlier this month a 40-year-old construction worker was killed in Tel Aviv after he became entangled in electric wires that were knocked down by a crane that tipped over.

Last month, two people were killed and six were wounded in a scaffolding collapse at a construction site in Ramat Gan.

Also in April, the body was found of a man who went missing a month earlier when the crane he was working on collapsed into the sea at the Rutenberg power station near Ashkelon. Another man was also killed in the accident.

In mid-February, a man was killed when he fell from scaffolding that collapsed on the eighth floor of a building site in the coastal city of Netanya. A week earlier, two construction workers were killed in Ashdod when a wall collapsed on them during electric cable infrastructure work.

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