Japan: Manager at nuclear plant commits suicide after 200 hours overtime

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The suicide of a middle manager at the Takahama nuclear power plant in Japan was recognized by the labour authorities as work related. In the rush to prepare the plant for the required safety inspection, the manager had worked up to 200 hours of overtime per month before killing himself in April 2016. Managers are not eligible for overtime compensation under Japanese labour law, but companies are legally required to ensure that they do not perform excessive overtime. Kansai Electric, which operates the plant, declined to comment.      

All Japanese nuclear plants halted operation after the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, and must pass safety inspections to resume operation.






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