One more Fukushima worker found dead with his head caught in the lid of a vacuum truck

Photo ; The same type of a vacuum truck as the one of the accident. (URL)


According to Tepco, another subcontract company worker died in Fukushima nuclear plant early in the morning of 8/8/2015.

The worker was 52 years old and male. He had his head caught in the lid of a vacuum truck. The driver found him to send to ER approx. 30 mins later. However he was confirmed to be dead 90 mins after he found.


The dead worker was cleaning the vacuum truck that was used at the frozen water wall area. This is the area where another dead worker was working as well. (cf, Another Fukushima worker died after leaving the frozen wall area / Tepco “the cause of death is not identified” [URL 2])

Tepco stated in their press conference that the dead worker asked the operator to close the lid. It is not easy to understand why he put his head into the closing lid. There is a possibility that he lost his consciousness before having his head caught in the lid.




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Un autre travailleur de Fukushima mort, la tête coincée par le couvercle d’un camion-pompe


Photo : Le même type de camion que celui de l’accident. (Lien)

Selon Tepco, un autre travailleur sous-traitant est mort dans la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima en début de matinée du 8 août 2015.

Il s’agit d’un homme de 52 ans. Sa tête a été prise par le couvercle d’un camion-pompe. Le chauffeur qui l’a trouvé l’a envoyé aux urgences environ 30 min plus tard. Néanmoins, sa mort a été confirmée 90 mins après sa découverte.
Ce travailleur décédé était en train de nettoyer ce camion qui est utilisé dans la zone du mur d’eau congelée. C’est dans cette même zone qu’un autre travailleur est mort. (cf. Un autre travailleur de Fukushima meurt en sortant de la zone du mur congelé – Tepco : “la cause de la mort n’est pas établie”)

Tepco a affirmé au cours de sa conférence de presse que le travailleur décédé avait demandé à l’opérateur de fermer le couvercle. Il est difficile de comprendre pourquoi il a mis sa tête sous le couvercle en train de se refermer. Il est possible qu’il ait perdu conscience juste avant.

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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