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Reporter's story takes a stab at safety vest

Reporter's story takes a stab at safety vest

An Israeli reporter learned a painful lesson about workplace safety after he was accidentally stabbed in the back while filming a news segment on Wednesday.

Channel 1 news reporter Eitam Lachover had donned a protective vest designed to thwart a stabbing. To demonstrate the vest's effectiveness, Yaniv Montakyo, vice president of Tel Aviv-based FMS Enterprises Migun Ltd., pulled out a steel commando knife that he said is used by militaries around the world, according to the segment.

“You have nothing to worry about, we are very confident in our product,” Mr. Montakyo assured Mr. Lachover. “Don't be afraid, if something happens, I'm here,” he continued, before beginning to stab the reporter in the back with the commando knife.

Mr. Lachover flinched after the third strike, at which point, Mr. Montakyo said he “missed.”

The knife penetrated the vest in an area where there was no protective material, Mr. Montakyo said, according to media reports.

During an earlier take, the demonstration was successful, a spokeswoman for Israel's state broadcaster told media outlets.

“Superficial stab wounds, some stitches and was released back home. Many thanks to all those who express concern!” Mr. Lachover tweeted on Wednesday.

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