31-01-2017

“Construction sites where accidents occur have not been shut down despite the new law requiring an investigation into the accident and a rectification of the safety hazards.

According to two workers’ rights groups, Kav La’oved and the Coalition Against Construction Accidents, three such cases have occurred just this month.

Israel is undergoing an epidemic of construction accidents; last year a construction worker was killed almost every week, a 40 percent rise from 2015.

Last week a 26-year-old construction worker, Tha’ir Abu Sneineh from the Israeli Arab town of Jaljulya, was killed at a site near Bat Yam’s Tayo Beach. But afterward no stop-work order was issued.”

Read the full Haaretz article by Lee Yaron in Hebrew, “Sites of Israeli Building Accidents Aren’t Getting Temporarily Shut Down”