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ITO Employee Dies After Getting Caught in Waste Grinder

This incident marks the company’s third accident in just one month.

An employee of ITO, a recycling plant in the City of Nara, Japan, died last week after getting caught in a waste grinder. This incident marks the company’s third accident in just one month. On August 2, a 67-year-old temporary employee died after getting trapped in a conveyer belt and on August 20, a 56-year-old employee died after being crushed between a loading shovel and a truck.

The Japan Times has more:

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.

Read the full story here.

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