The federal government designated the demise of an unnamed man in his 50s as an “industrial accident.” The person, who had labored on the plant from 1980 to 2015, was recognized with lung most cancers in February 2016.
After the 2011 tsunami that was triggered by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, the person was assigned to “radiation management” work wherein he was liable for monitoring radiation ranges and work time of cleanup crews.
The Ministry of Well being, Labour and Welfare acknowledged his most cancers and demise as associated to his work on the plant. A committee of specialists decided his gathered radiation stage exceeded authorities requirements.
Kunihiko Konagamitsu of the ministry stated 17 employees had utilized to be thought of instances with an “industrial accident” designation, together with three with leukemia and one with thyroid most cancers. Two employees withdrew their requests, 5 had been dismissed, and 5 are nonetheless below overview.
The March 11, 2011, quake was the worst to hit Japan and lasted practically six minutes. Greater than 20,000 folks died or went lacking within the earthquake and tsunami that adopted.