Power plant crane ac­ci­dent

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

ONE per­son was killed and four in­jured in a crane ac­ci­dent at a quake-hit nu­clear power sta­tion in Ja­pan, and four oth­ers were in­jured in a blast at an­other stricken plant nearby. The UN’s nu­clear watch­dog said it had been in­formed by Ja­panese authorities that the worker was killed and four oth­ers in­jured in a ‘‘ crane op­er­a­tion ac­ci­dent’’ at Fukushima No 2 power plant on Ja­pan’s east coast. The agency said that at Fukushima No 1 power plant, which suf­fered an ex­plo­sion on Satur­day a day af­ter the mas­sive quake, and where authorities are bat­tling a feared melt­down of two re­ac­tors, eight work­ers had been af­fected.

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