2 Workers Fatally Crushed By Steel At Suzuki Motor Subsidiary Plant

Two workers died Tuesday after being struck by about 2 tons of steel bars at a factory operated by a Suzuki Motor Corp. subsidiary in the northeastern Japanese prefecture of Akita, police said.

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Two workers died Tuesday after being struck by about 2 tons of steel bars at a factory operated by a Suzuki Motor Corp. subsidiary in the northeastern Japanese prefecture of Akita, police said.

Masaki Kyoya, 59, and Yutaka Ota, 53, were hit by a bundle of 20 steel bars, 5 centimeters in diameter and 8 meters in length, when Ota was trying to haul the materials out of a truck with a winch at around 8:40 a.m., according to the police. They were pronounced dead at a hospital.

The accident took place at a factory in Ikawa, Akita Prefecture, operated by Suzuki Akita Auto Parts MFG Co., a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor, and both men were employees of the company.

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