Worker Dies at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant

TOYKO—(ENEWSPF)—14 May 2011. A spokesperson for the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reported that at about 6:50 AM on May14th, 2011, a worker of a sub-contractor became seriously ill while working on the drainage treatment system in the Centralized Environment Facility of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.  The Centralized Environment Facility is the facility which treats radioactive waste generated by the nuclear power station.

The worker was carried to a doctor’s room of the power station at 7:03 AM and had medical treatment where he subsequently lost consciousness and stopped self-breathing. At 8:35 AM, he was carried to Sogo Iwaki Kyoritsu Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

For reference, it was found that radioactive substances were not attached to the worker.