On January 19, 2015, at around 9:10 A.M., an employee of a cooperative company fell approximately 10 meters from the top plate of a water receptacle plant which he was installing. The operation was in preparation for an inspection of the inner face of the tank after completing leakage checks.
The worker was transferred to the emergency room at the entrance control building at Fukushima Daiichi, and later transported to Iwaki Kyoritsu Hospital at 10:31 AM for treatment. His death was confirmed by a medical doctor at 1:22 PM on January 20.
There was no radioactive material attached on the employee's body.
We pray that his soul rest in peace and express our sincere condolences to the family.
TEPCO will investigate the cause of the accident in detail and will rededicate ourselves to future accident prevention.