James Synan, from his son's Facebook tribute.

The Australian oil worker man killed in an accident in Israel in late May has been identified.

James Patrick Synan was dismantling an oil and gas servicing rig in the Golan Heights, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Synan, 58, was working for global drilling company Viking Services.

He was taken to the hospital on May 29 where he later died of his injuries.

A spokesperson for Afek Oil and Gas said he working at the Ness-2 site in Golan Heights.

Local reports said Synan was injured while disassembling well test equipment and later died from his injuries.

The accident occured just days before his 59th birthday.

“From Foster in Victoria, Synan obtained a working visa for Israel in October 2014 and was listed as a ‘foreign expert’ on his work permit,” the Sydney Morning Herald said.

A stop-work order was issued on the site after the accident.

An investigation is ongoing.

“Mr. Synan’s son, Blake, a university student in Perth, said his family still knew little of what happened,” the Sydney Morning Herald said.


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