A Beersheba labor court ruled that the National Insurance Service must recognize a worker at the nuclear reactor at Dimona as a work-related fatality because he died of cancer.
In the precedent-setting ruling, the judge decided that there is a connection between th cancer that killed Yosef Pahima, who worked as a technician at the nuclear site, and his work conditions. â€œThe judge adopted the opinions of experts who determined that people who work with radiation may develop cancer,â€ Reuven Laster, the Pahima familyâ€™s attorney, said to Army Radio.
As a result of the ruling, Pahimaâ€™s family will be entitled to receive a special allowance allocated to families of victims of workplace injury.
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