On the night of the 27th, JR Tokai Chairman Koei Tsuge said, "How about investigating the cause of the accident in which one worker died and one was injured at the construction site of the tunnel of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen in Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture? We have to deal with it or think about countermeasures. "

Around 7:20 pm on the 27th, a collapse accident occurred at the construction site of a tunnel on the Linear Chuo Shinkansen in Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture, killing one worker and injuring one.

Regarding this accident, JR Tokai Chairman Tsuge told reporters on the morning of the 28th, "It's very important. I really want to express my condolences and condolences."

After that, he said, "We have to investigate the cause firmly and think about countermeasures," and expressed the idea that the company will proceed with verification for the investigation of the cause in the future.

Regarding the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, the start of tunnel construction in Shizuoka Prefecture has been delayed, making it difficult to open in 2027. It is really important to proceed with this. We have to think of perfect measures to prevent accidents from happening again. "