Viewpoint: The loneliness of the construction worker

June 27, 2018 16:21
Viewpoint: The loneliness of the construction worker

The construction of an industrial zone in Kiryat Arba. (photo credit: MOSHE BUTBIA/TPS)


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ON WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018, a construction worker fell to his death on a building site in Bnai Brak. He was the seventeenth building worker to die on a building site in the current year. Sadly, 2018 is by no means unique in witnessing multiple tragic deaths and hundreds of serious injuries in the construction industry. In fact, nothing much has changed in the 25 years since I first came across the problem through my own work, and told anybody prepared to listen that something had to be done about it.

True, there are now organizations such as Kay La’oved and the Coalition Against Construction Accidents as well as various government departments which investigate and monitor, and there are even a few intrepid politicians ready to risk embracing an unpopular cause, while the media have finally sat up and taken notice.


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