JR Tokai held a press conference in Nagoya City on the evening of the 28th after an accident in which one worker died and one was injured at the construction site of a tunnel on the Linear Chuo Shinkansen in Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture. He apologized and expressed his intention to investigate the cause and thoroughly prevent recurrence.

In this, Mr. Kenichi Niimi, Executive Officer of Central Japan Railway Company, apologized, "I deeply apologize for causing concern in the accident."

After that, he said, "I have been working on the construction of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen safely, but I am very sorry for the accident. I would like to investigate the cause and thoroughly implement countermeasures." Showed the idea of ​​striving for.

In addition, Executive Officer Niimi explained that in response to this accident, he would proceed with thorough work procedures for all workers, and explained the impact of the accident on the plan of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, "To the project. I don't think it will have a big impact. "

Gifu Governor Requests temporary suspension of construction

According to Gifu Prefecture, the vice president of JR Central visited the prefectural office on the afternoon of the 28th after an accident in which two people were killed or injured at the construction site of the tunnel of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, and apologized after explaining the circumstances of the accident. is.

On the other hand, Furuta governor,

▽ detailed cause or until receiving reports of such future measures that to stop the construction of "Seto tunnel",


it has been promoted in the ▽ prefecture, safety for the other tunnel construction It means that he




, such as whether the tunnel was secured


Governor Furuta said, "I would like to express my condolences to the deceased and the bereaved family. Linear is an important project open to the future, but the first priority is to carry out safe and secure construction, and this accident is very disappointing. ".