Japan OKs Rosai Payment in Radiation-Caused Lung Cancer Death Case

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Tokyo, Sept. 4 (Jiji Press)--Japan's labor ministry said Tuesday that it has approved "rosai" work-related injury insurance payment to a man who died of lung cancer after working at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s <9501> meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

This was the fifth Fukushima nuclear accident-caused cancer case in which the ministry made rosai recognition and the first involving lung cancer.

Based on an examination by an advisory panel of the ministry, a labor standards office in Ibaraki Prefecture, south of Fukushima Prefecture, confirmed Friday that the man in his 50s was eligible for receiving the insurance money.

According to the ministry, the former worker of a TEPCO subcontractor was engaged in emergency work at the Fukushima plant between March and December 2011. In total, he worked at nuclear plants for 28 years and three months between June 1980 and September 2015.

He developed lung cancer in February 2016. After his death, his family applied for rosai compensation.

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