August’s 3rd worker died in Fukushima plant after the work of retained contaminated water beside Reactor 1

On 8/22/2015, Tepco announced another Fukushima worker died in the plant.

This is not covered by the mass media for some reason.

At 13:10 of 8/21/2015, it was reported to the emergency headquarters that a subcontract worker lost the consciousness. The worker was transporting equipment related to the retained contaminated water beside Reactor 1 turbine building.

The worker was sent to Iwaki Kyouritsu Hospital by ambulance but confirmed to be dead at 15:47 of the day.

The age and gender are not reported.

In August, 3 workers are already dead in Fukushima plant.

(cf, Another Fukushima worker died after leaving the frozen wall area / Tepco “the cause of death is not identified” [URL 1])

(cf, One more Fukushima worker found dead with his head caught in the lid of a vacuum truck [URL 2])




Français :

Un 3e ouvrier meurt dans la centrale de Fukushima en travaillant sur les eaux radioactives à côté du réacteur 1


Le 22/08/2015, Tepco annonce qu’un autre travailleur de Fukushima est mort dans la centrale.

Ce n’est pas couvert par la grande presse.

Le 21 août 2015 à 13:10, on a signalé aux urgences qu’un travailleur sous-traitant avait perdu conscience. Ce travailleur transportait du matériel pour les eaux extrêmement radioactive retenues à côté du bâtiment de la turbine du réacteur 1.
Il a été envoyé en ambulance à l’hôpital d’Iwaki Kyouritsu mais sa mort a été confirmé à 15h47. Son âge et son sexe ne sont pas précisés.

3 travailleurs sont donc morts dans l’usine de Fukushima en Août 2015.
Refs :
* Un autre travailleur de Fukushima meurt en sortant de la zone du mur congelé – Tepco : “la cause de la mort n’est pas établie”
* Un autre travailleur de Fukushima mort, la tête coincée par le couvercle d’un camion-pompe

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


August 2015