Worker falls ill at Fukushima Daini — We confirmed no radioactive materials were adhered to the body -Tepco

Published: March 8th, 2012 at 7:23 am ET


Title: Press Release (Mar 07,2012) Plant Status of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station (March 7, 2012)


At around 1:55 pm on March 7, at the first basement of Heat Exchanger Building* of Unit 1 (non-controlled area) a partner companies’ worker found another worker who was engaged in repair work of insulation material of piping was lying. After that, at 2:36 pm on the same day, we requested the helicopter emergency medical service (called “Doctor Heli”). The worker retained consciousness and suffered no external injury. In addition, we confirmed no radioactive materials were adhered to the worker’s body.

Published: March 8th, 2012 at 7:23 am ET


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7 comments to Worker falls ill at Fukushima Daini — We confirmed no radioactive materials were adhered to the body -Tepco

  • retali8 retali8

    they only disclose this to the papers every so often to cover there asses slightly,, what about the hundreds of others? dropping like flies,, we have heard first hand about it here on enenews from a worker himself,, also the guy living in japan reports the sounds of sirens from ambulances as being more than ever,,, theres no denying the fact workers are dropping like flies…

  • farawayfan farawayfan

    They weren't adhered to his body because they were internalized.

    • Bingo: the internal contamination with gaseous and particulate material leaves nothing adhered to your skin
      . Also accumulated dose of radiation that exists onsite even without getting splashed or smeared with waste causes grave damage to workers without leaving external traces.

      • Gamma and neutron radiation don't "adhere to skin" either. Plus, he was no doubt wearing protective clothing, so why would they even bother to say "adhered to skin" at all? Conditions at Daiichi are bad enough that someone could drop dead of straight radiation poisoning just by hanging out in the wrong place for a couple of hours. They'd find no particles "adhered to skin" that caused it, because death wouldn't be by external beta.

  • aigeezer aigeezer

    The medical reports about fallen workers always seem to be sourced to Tepco – never to medical authorities. That's not the norm for industrial accidents (is it?)

  • Sickputer

    Yes… I can image their emergency room… Remove all the clothes from the stricken worker outside and scrub them in a hot shower before they even offer treatment. Certainly makes for a clean exterior. They did it on the USS Ronald Reagan for ten days….wonder how well that worked out.