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Man killed by elevator doors in Jerusalem

Worker apparently crushed to death by freight lift near convention center; police open probe

Illustrative: A Magen David Adom ambulance seen outside the Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem on December 13, 2018. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Illustrative: A Magen David Adom ambulance seen outside the Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem on December 13, 2018. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

A man was apparently crushed to death Thursday by a faulty elevator door in a building next to the Jerusalem International Convention Center, according to medics.

The Magen David Adom rescue service said the man, in his 40s, was found unresponsive next to a freight elevator and declared dead at the scene.

Police investigators were dispatched to the area and a probe has been opened into the incident, a police spokesman said.

Hebrew media reports described the incident as a construction accident.

The incident came two days after a 19-year-old woman was crushed to death by the light rail near the ICC.

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