A worker at Japan's wrecked nuclear power plant has died after his head got stuck in a hatch on the back of a septic tank truck while inspecting the vehicle, the latest accident at a site still struggling with the cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
The operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant says the 52-year-old worker was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital after his colleague, who operated on the hatch from near a driver's compartment, found him slumped at the back of the vehicle Saturday.
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The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., says the cause of the accident is unknown and police are investigating.
The plant's decades-long decommissioning involves thousands of workers. The number of injuries last year doubled from a year earlier.