Man dies after being covered in molten metal

2014-02-24 12:11
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Tokyo - A Japanese plant worker has died after 13 tons of molten metal were tipped all over him, police said on Monday.

Kazuki Tada, aged 23, was working on Saturday morning beneath a huge bucket containing an alloy that had been heated to around 1 300°C at a Nippon Denko plant in south-western Japan.

The bucket, which was suspended in mid air, overbalanced, pouring the molten metal on Tada, police said.

An investigation into the accident is under way, a local police spokesperson said.

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