A plant worker has died after 13 tons of molten metal were tipped over him, police said Monday.
Kazuki Tada, 23, was working Saturday morning beneath a huge bucket containing an alloy that had been heated to around 1,300 degrees Celsius at a Nippon Denko plant in Anan, Tokushima Prefecture.
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 spokesman said.
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