Nara: Worker dies after getting caught in waste grinder at recycling plant

A man got caught in a waste grinding machine and was killed at a recycling plant in the city of Nara, police said. The 45-year-old was among four workers who were putting construction waste in the machine Monday morning at the plant operated by recycling company ITO, but when the work was completed around 4:30 p.m. his colleagues realized he was missing. When searching for him, the other workers discovered body parts and fragments of the man’s helmet in the compacted waste. The plant reported the incident to police, “A worker may have been caught in a grinding machine.” It is the third accident to have occurred at the company’s plants in about a month. Source: Japan Times Image: NHK Share this:TweetEmail

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A man got caught in a waste grinding machine and was killed at a recycling plant in the city of Nara, police said.

The 45-year-old was among four workers who were putting construction waste in the machine Monday morning at the plant operated by recycling company ITO, but when the work was completed around 4:30 p.m. his colleagues realized he was missing.

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When searching for him, the other workers discovered body parts and fragments of the man’s helmet in the compacted waste.

The plant reported the incident to police, “A worker may have been caught in a grinding machine.”

It is the third accident to have occurred at the company’s plants in about a month.

Source: Japan Times
Image: NHK
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