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Two workers died in separate accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the nearby Daini complex, despite TEPCO’s pledge to improve working conditions.

According to TEPCO and local police, a 55-year-old worker fell into a 10-meter-high water storage tank during inspections. He was taken to hospital but confirmed dead early Tuesday.

Later Tuesday, a worker aged 48 at the Daini nuclear power plant, which escaped severe damage in the 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster, died when crushed by equipment.

The fatal accidents follow the death of a worker buried by gravel last March at the Daiichi complex. The number of industrial accidents at the Daiichi site has increased this fiscal year as TEPCO stepped up its cleanup efforts and had up to 7,000 workers engaged there.

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2 workers die at Fukushima Daiichi, Daini nuclear plants(Mainichi newspaper)

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