On Thursday morning, a worker in his 60s was killed in a work accident on Maryland Boulevard in the city of Rishon LeZion. The accident occurred when a worker, at a waste disposal site, fell onto a conveyor belt used to move waste to a compactor.
The man suffered critical injuries before being pulled out by other workers at the site.
United Hatzalah volunteers and MDA ambulance teams were called to the scene, but were forced to declare the worker dead.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Oren Meshullam who was one of the first responders at the scene said: “When I arrived at the scene I found the worker had sustained a full-system trauma after he fell onto the conveyor belt at a waste disposal site. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene due to the severity of the injuries that he sustained.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)