The 42nd person killed in work accidents this year in Israel, the 23rd at a construction sites since the start of 2020, is Abdul Mujeeb Hassan Nabulsi, 48, a four-year resident of Bu’ina-Nujdat, who was killed Thursday morning, September 24, when he fell from the first-floor balcony of a renovated villa on Trumpeldor Street in Tiberias, according to a report in the communist Arab-language daily newspaper Al-Itihad.
Dr, Hadas Tagri, who coordinates a group fighting against industrial and construction accidents, told reporters: “In the northern district of both the Police and the State Attorney’s Office, not a single indictment has been filed in recent years for the death or injury of a worker at a construction site. We hope that the police will thoroughly investigate the accident that occurred in order to examine the possibility of criminal liability that caused the death, through negligence, of the late Abdul Mujeeb Hassan Nabulsi.”
Shockingly, since the beginning of August, less than two months ago, 14 workers have been killed in work accidents in Israel, eight of them at construction sites. Immediately after the Sukkot holiday (October 11), the Knesset Subcommittee on Work Accidents will hold a meeting to discuss the enforcement of occupational safety rules.
It was also reported on Thursday that a 27-year-old worker was moderately injured when he fell from a height during his work in a commercial complex on Harash Street in Ness Ziona. Magen David Adom (Israel’s Red Star of David) staff provided him with medical treatment and evacuated him with chest injuries to Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Be’er Yaakov.