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Fukushima worker dies after accident: plant operator

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A worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan died in hospital Friday after being buried in earth and rubble while digging a hole at the site, the facility's operator said. 

Japanese officials inspect the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant on June 17, 2011

When the accident occurred on Friday afternoon, the man was checking the foundation of a building, digging around the edge of the concrete structure, a Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) spokesman said.

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