The incident marks the latest in a series of deaths of workers trying to bring the plant under control following the outbreak of the nuclear disaster in March 2011. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) says it is aware of four such workers having died in the past.
According to TEPCO, the man was found collapsed at the plant at around 10:35 a.m. on Aug. 22 and was rushed to a hospital in the Fukushima Prefecture city of Iwaki after suffering cardio-respiratory arrest. The man died that afternoon, Fukushima Prefectural Police said.
"It is not known why he collapsed, but it was not because of the effects of radiation, judging from his exposure dosage," TEPCO said.
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Editor's Comment: Is this the same TEPCO of whom it has been alleged has had their workers shield their dosimeters to fudge the exposure rates????