Body of construction worker found in 30-meter-deep oil tank
Kyodo -- Aug 29
The body of a 62-year-old construction worker was found Friday in a 30-meter-deep oil tank at a construction site in Yokohama, near Tokyo, after an apparent accident earlier this week, police said.

After removing rainwater from the old tank, police and rescue workers on Friday morning located the heavy machinery that had been in use at the time of Tuesday's accident.

Divers then found the body of Kazuaki Takahashi near the driver's seat of the machinery at around 5:40 p.m., the police said.

Takahashi apparently fell into the tank on Tuesday evening with the equipment he was using near the tank's edge. The police believe part of cover of the tank collapsed, carrying the heavy machinery along with its operator into the hole.

横浜市で男性作業員がショベルカーごと巨大な地下タンクに転落して行方が分からなくなっている事故で、タンクにたまった泥を含む水がポンプにつまり排水作業が難航しています。  25日に横浜市金沢区にあるアメリカ軍の燃料貯蔵施設の跡地で60代の男性作業員がショベルカーごと地下タンクに転落し、今も行方が分からないままです。横浜市は26日からタンクにたまった深さ9メートルほどの水の排水作業を進めてきましたが、泥や油が含まれているため、ポンプがつまり作業が大幅に遅れていました。消防によりますと、28日午前11時前に水は深さ5メートルより下まで減り、重機の一部が確認されたということです。消防は今後、タンクに降りて捜索を進めることにしています。
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