Yokohama Heavy Machinery Fall Accident Man Believed to Be a Worker Dies August 28 at 8:41 PM
A man believed to be a worker was found dead in the cockpit of a heavy equipment in the tank on the evening of August 28 as a result of rescue efforts by the fire department and other workers who were once used by the U.S. military in Yokohama City and are now believed to have fallen into underground tanks on land where park construction is being carried out.
On the 25th of this month, at the site of the Kojima Oil Storage Facility, which was once used by the U.S. military and others as a fuel storage base in Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama City, the whereabouts of male workers in their 60s who were working on the construction of the park were lost.
Rescue operations began on the morning of The 28th after pumping out 20 tons of heavy machinery in an underground tank about 45 meters deep and about 30 meters deep, which was used to store fuel.
According to the police and fire department, some of the heavy machinery was found in the morning of the 28th, and as a result of the rescue workers manually removing the surrounding mud that had been filled with heavy machinery, a man believed to be a worker was found dead in the cockpit of the heavy machinery around 5:30 p.m.
Police are rushing to confirm the man’s identity and are investigating the situation in detail as they believe he accidentally fell while working on heavy machinery.