Worker dies at Japanese nuclear plant

A worker at the troubled Japanese nuclear plant who fell 10 metres into an empty water tank this morning has died. He was flown to a local hospital by air ambulance for […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A worker at the troubled Japanese nuclear plant who fell 10 metres into an empty water tank this morning has died.

He was flown to a local hospital by air ambulance for treatment but his death was later confirmed at the hospital.

The plant’s owner TEPCO expressed “sincere condolences” to the family and said it will investigate the cause of the accident “in detail and will rededicate ourselves to future accident prevention”.

There was no radiation breach during the incident, added the company.

It is not the first death at the site, which is in the midst of a huge clean up operation after the 2011 nuclear accident. In March 2014 a worker died after he was buried in a mudslide.