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Israeli Reporter Gets Stabbed While Testing Stab-Proof Vest

07/01/2016 09:27 GMT | Updated 08/01/2016 12:59 GMT

An Israeli reporter has been stabbed on the job while testing a "stab-proof" protective vest.

Eitam Lachover was filming a segment about a company designing the vests when he decided to be part of the demonstration.

The Channel 1 reporter had agreed to test the hardware, to prove the importance of the gear, but ended up injured.

Skip to 1:00 on the video above to watch the demonstration.

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Eitam Lachover accidentally gets stabbed while testing a stab-proof vest

In a statement to Israeli paper The Globes, the company said Lachover suffered the injury only because he “moved” during the take.

“The knife did not penetrate the vest. The reporter moved during the demonstration, and the ‘stabber’ missed the vest. The reporter was stabbed slightly above the vest,” the company said.

Lachover only suffered a light injury to his upper back after the accident and the manufacturers are still are confident the item is safe.

He later said on Twitter that he got stitches and was discharged from the hospital.

An earlier take of the demonstration was successful and did not harm the reporter and was to be broadcast on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Israel's state broadcastertold the Telegraph.

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