Plumber, Father Of 11, Dies In Modiin Illit Sewage Pit Accident


JERUSALEM (VINnews) — BDE: Yossi Oren, a 73-year-old resident of Modiin Illit (Kiryat Sefer), was found dead in a sewage pit on Avnei Nezer street in his hometown. Yossi, who was a father of 11 children, was a plumber who had worked for decades in the town and was loved by all.

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In an apparent attempt to fix a problem in the sewage pit, Yossi slipped inside and was badly injured. A 26-year-old man who was on scene with him also apparently fell in but was rescued in moderate condition from the sewage pit and taken to the Assaf Harofeh hospital for treatment.

The local authorities have opened an investigation into the circumstances of the accident, which is currently being called a work accident.

The accident occurred at about 10 AM Tuesday. Firemen arrived on scene to try and rescue the two people trapped in the sewage pit, which had a narrow opening and was difficult to enter. The firemen made a gas assessment which showed high levels of toxins in the sewage hole. After descending with protective gear, they managed to rescue both people from the hole, but Yossi was unconscious and was later declared dead.


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