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Worker dies at Fukushima Daiichi

March 28, 2014

Nuclear plant worker dies in accident



A construction worker at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has died following the collapse of a concrete foundation of a warehouse.

The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, says the man in his 50s was buried by concrete and soil in the accident on Friday afternoon.

The man was among workers reinforcing the warehouse. He was in a 2-meter-deep hole in the ground at the time of the collapse.

He was pulled out of debris and taken to a hospital, but later died.

The warehouse, about 400 meters north of the plant's No. 1 reactor building, is used to store equipment.

The firm says the fatality is the first to occur due to an accident during work at the plant since the 2011 nuclear disaster, and that it is examining safety management at the site.

Mar. 28, 2014 - Updated 10:21 UTC

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