A worker at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant fell unconscious at work on Saturday and later died.
The worker in his 60s complained of ill health while working at a waste processing facility. He worked for a subcontracting firm of Tokyo Electric Power Company.
The man was taken to a medical office in the plant, where he was found to have lost consciousness. He was then taken by ambulance to a hospital in Iwaki City and confirmed dead shortly after 9:30 AM. The cause of his death is unknown.
Tokyo Electric says the worker had been transporting equipment since Friday. He was scheduled to work for 3 hours from 6:00 AM on Saturday.
The company says the worker had put on a full protective suit and was not exposed to radioactive substances.
This was the first time that a worker at the Daiichi plant died after the March 11th disaster.
Source: NHK, 14 May 2011