Tepco says no signs of harmful radiation levels
Worker at Fukushima nuclear plant dies
A worker at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant died Saturday after collapsing while carrying equipment at a waste disposal building, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
|Water work: Cooling system gear is unloaded at the Fukushima No. 1 plant Friday. TEPCO / KYODO PHOTO|
The cause of death wasn’t immediately known, but Tepco said no radioactive substances were detected on his body.
The worker, whose name was not released, was in his 60s and did not appear to be injured, the utility said.
The death is the third at the plant since the crisis began. The bodies of two workers who disappeared March 11 were found floating in the basement of reactor 4 later that month, having died from injuries sustained on the day of the disaster.
I expect to be doing a lot of posting, at least initially, on the March 11, earthquake and it’s aftermath. This is a sad event, but I think it’s important to remember how much worse it could have been.