(UPDATE from Ryuichi Kino: The police took the body right after the ambulance arrived at the hospital. So the worker had been dead. He's asking how TEPCO (who had the personnel at the hospital) considered the whole situation.)
Additional information about the worker who died of a heart attack on January 9, 2012 while working at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant pouring concrete for the radioactive sludge storage facility.
According to the partial transcript of the TEPCO press conference on January 12, 2012 (independent journalist Ryuichi Kino asking TEPCO's Matsumoto):
The worker was "treated" on-site for 2 hours by the TEPCO doctor, which Kino said was rather unusual in the case of cardiopulmonary arrest.
When the worker arrived at the hospital in an ambulance, the hospital did no treatment and simply called the police, according to Kino, and TEPCO's Matsumoto didn't deny it. [So the worker was dead already.]
Pants on fire, but Matsumoto is totally comfortable lying through his teeth.
Kino: "The hospital called the police to conduct an autopsy. Did TEPCO know about it or was involved in the decision?"
Matsumoto: "TEPCO had a personnel waiting at the hospital, but no we weren't involved in the decision to do the autopsy."
Kino: "TEPCO personnel was at the hospital? So you knew that the police would conduct autopsy?"
Matsumoto: "Well, not directly but from a subcontractor (construction company Shimizu) who was informed by the police that night."
Kino: "So you did know the worker was dead on January 9 but kept telling us he was receiving treatment, for two days?"
Matsumoto: "We had to be considerate to the family of the deceased. Besides, I didn't say he was receiving treatment. I said there was no new information from the hospital."
Kino: "You said in the press conference on January 9 that he was receiving treatment."
Matsumoto: "We heard about his death at 7:40PM on January 9. So at the time of the press conference at 6:00PM, our assumption was that he was still receiving treatment."
I am asking Kino for confirmation about the autopsy.