2 workers die in separate accidents in one day at Japan’s Fukushima plants No. 1 and No. 2 via The Straits Times

TOKYO (AFP) – A worker at Japan’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant died on Tuesday after falling into a water tank, the country’s nuclear operator said, the second fatal accident to blight efforts to stabilise the tsunami-battered facility.


The victim at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, reportedly in his 50s, was inspecting an empty water tank with two other workers when he fell from the top of the 10m container, according to Tepco. The worker was trying to remove the lid of the giant tank by himself when he fell into the unit.

In the unrelated incident at the Fukushima No. 2 plant, which was largely unscathed by the huge natural disaster, a worker died after suffering a severe head injury after being caught in equipment, a Tepco spokesman said.

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