Sukkah Building Tragedy: Man Falls and Dies

A man in his 30s fell from his balcony in Modi'in Illit. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and died of his injuries.

Nir Har Zahav, Cynthia Blank , | updated: 00:06

Site of Modi'in Illit fall
Site of Modi'in Illit fall
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A man in his thirties fell from a sixth floor balcony Monday night on Sha'agat ha-Arie Street in Modi'in Illit. 

United Hatzalah medics provided him with first aid treatment on the scene, and from there he was taken to the hospital in severe condition, where he later died of his injuries. 

Samuel Rosengarten, head of United Hatzalah in Modi'in Illit, said "This is a man who was in the middle of building a sukkah on the balcony of his home. He fell from his home on the 6th floor to the 4th floor. Volunteers gave him first aid health treatment. When they reached the scene the man was unconscious and severely beaten all over his body. After administering first aid, volunteers took him to the hospital in critical condition."

The United Hatzalah organization has repeatedly warned those engaging in preparations for Sukkot be careful and act according to the safety rules for fear of disasters or injuries.