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One worker at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant died on March 28th in an accident in which he was buried under falling sand and concrete debris while digging a hole.

According to TEPCO, it was the first death of a worker engaged in containing a nuclear accident at the Fukushima plant.

The worker in his 50s, who was employed by a subcontractor of TEPCO, was buried while working near a storage tank for radioactive waste. He was pulled out by co-workers but later confirmed dead at a local hospital.
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