JERUSALEM, May 13 (Xinhua) -- A 66-year-old Israeli worker was seriously injured on Monday in the Eurovison Song Contest venue in the coastal city of Tel Aviv, during the preparations for competition which will take place from May 14 to 18.
The worker, from the town of Pardes-Hanna, was unloading an equipment truck in the "Expo Tel Aviv" center when a lighting-fixtures cart fell off the truck and hit him.
The injured man received treatment from the compound's clinic staff and was rushed to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, where he underwent an urgent surgery.
Following the incident, a representative of the Israeli Ministry of Welfare and Social Services arrived at the site to find out details and check the working procedures.
The construction of the temporary hall in which the competition will be held has been going on for almost two months. It includes the installation about 2,100 lighting fixtures, which will operate with 80,000 meters of lighting cables.
The Eurovision Song Contest, in which 41 countries are participating this year, takes place for the third time in Israel, and for the 64th time in all.
The two semi-final events will be held on May 14 and 16, and the final on May 18.