Man dies after being covered in molten metal
24 February 2014, 18:22
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.