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Their Lives Are Worth Less

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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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