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Their Lives Are Worth Less

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19.05.2019

On Thursday, two more names were added to the growing list of construction worker deaths in Israel. The first of these was Xia Zheng Long, 44, of China, who fell from a height of five stories while dismantling scaffolding at a job site in Petah Tikva. A Hebrew-language Facebook page that monitors industrial accidents in Israel published quotes by friends of Xia, who came to Israel a year ago. “Who will raise his children and support his family now? We all know that the level of safety in Israel is low,” wrote one friend.

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Less than two hours later, a 31-year-old Moldovan man died after falling three floors at a building site in Bnei Brak.

The two names joined those of 14 other construction workers who died in Israel since the start of the year, for a total of 16. In addition, 15 people in other industries have died........

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