Man impaled by metal rods in fall from building in Abu Ghosh
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Man impaled by metal rods in fall from building in Abu Ghosh

Several rescue teams manage to extricate victim by cutting bars, transport him to hospital in serious condition

Illustrative: Rescue and medical teams at the scene at a construction site in Kiryat Gat where a worker died in a working accident, December 29, 2019. (Flash90)
Illustrative: Rescue and medical teams at the scene at a construction site in Kiryat Gat where a worker died in a working accident, December 29, 2019. (Flash90)

A man was seriously wounded after being impaled by metal rods in a fall from a building in Abu Ghosh on Friday, rescue workers said.

A special firefighters rescue unit arrived on the scene to try to extricate the man. Three teams working together with medical officials managed to get him out by cutting the bars with tools.

He was sent to a nearby hospital in serious condition, unconscious and on a ventilator, the Magen David Adom rescue service said.

Some reports identified him as a worker at the building and said he fell from a height of 4 meters (13 feet).

Deaths of construction workers in Israel are a frequent occurrence, largely because of poorly enforced safety codes, according to critics.

At least 46 workers were killed on job sites in 2019.

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