Following a series of accidents during the construction of the tunnels on the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, President Shin Kaneko of Central Japan Railway Company has announced a policy to establish a "Safety Promotion Council" with 12 companies that outsource the construction.

Last month, two workers were killed or injured at the construction site of a tunnel in Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture, and on the 8th of this month, the earth and sand collapsed during the tunnel construction work in Toyooka Village, Nagano Prefecture. One member was injured.

JR Tokai President Shin Kaneko held a press conference for the first time after a series of accidents on the 17th, saying, "We would like to express our sympathies to the deceased and the injured. We will build a system to prevent recurrence." Said.

After that, President Kaneko announced a policy to establish a "Safety Promotion Council" to prevent recurrence with 12 companies that outsource construction such as "Obayashi" and "Kajima Construction".

The council has been established in each of the seven prefectures along the railway line, and the first meeting is scheduled to be held in Tokyo on the 24th of this month to promote information sharing such as safety measures.

On the other hand, President Kaneko has increased the number of security guards on conventional lines from the 15th of this month in response to a series of incidents using cutlery in trains and stations, and is strengthening security in cars and at homes. Revealed.