China News Service, October 29. According to Kyodo News, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare revealed that from the accident at the Tokyo Electric Power Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011 to October 1, 2020, personnel involved in repairs and reactor scrapping operations The number of work-related injuries has reached 269.
Data map: Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant shuts down and lights up in the evening.
According to reports, on a yearly basis, the number of work-related injuries in 2014 was the largest with 58 cases.
Although it has decreased since then, it has basically remained at around 20.
The reasons for the identification of work-related injuries include radiation-induced cancer and death from overwork. The status quo of workers in severe environments is prominent.
According to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, there were 310 applications for all work-related injuries.
Among the confirmed cases, there were 4 cases of brain and heart disease caused by overwork, of which 2 cases were applied by the survivors.
It also includes the death of a man responsible for vehicle maintenance in 2017.
There were also 4 cases of mental illness caused by the psychological burden of overwork.
In addition, six work-related injuries caused by cancer and leukemia due to radiation were identified.
In very hot weather, some workers need to use poorly breathable equipment such as full face masks and protective clothing. There are also cases of work-related injuries due to heatstroke.
According to relevant sources, all the certifications also included three TEPCO employees who were washed away by the tsunami and died during the Great East Japan Earthquake.
TEPCO revealed that a total of 313 accidents occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant from 2011 to 2019.
According to reports, by March 2021, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant will have an accident for 10 years, and reactor scrapping operations will continue for a long time in the future, with about 4,000 people working every day.
The safety of these workers remains an important issue.