Worker at Fukushima nuclear plant dies after collapsing
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Aug 23
Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) confirmed Thursday that one of its workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant died after collapsing on Wednesday.
According to TEPCO, the 57-year-old man reportedly suffered cardiac arrest while he was installing a contaminated water storage tank, Fuji TV reported. He arrived at the nuclear plant at 5:35 a.m. and started work around 9 a.m., TEPCO officials said.
He informed his superiors that he was feeling unwell and was taken off duty and told to lie down and rest 50 minutes later. At around 10:35 a.m., he was found unconscious and was taken to a hospital in nearby Iwaki, Fuji reported. He died a short time later, hospital officials said.
This Monday, members of the seminal metal band X Japan were in Odaiba rubbing shoulders with the likes of Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga and AKB48′s Yuko Oshima. The catch? They were all made out of wax. (Japan Times )
The parents of a nightclub worker killed in an arson fire three years ago filed a suit in the Nagoya District Court on Monday seeking damages against top members of the Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group. (Tokyo Reporter )
Kyodo News said Monday that it has dismissed Satoshi Kondo, 51, deputy chief of its general administration bureau and former personnel affairs division chief, for meeting individually with a female student searching for a job and doing an inappropriate act.
(Jiji Press )