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Apparent human bones found in southwestern Japan steel plant


Bones that appeared to be human were found on Tuesday morning in a molten steel pot at a Nippon Steel Corp plant in southwestern Japan, police said.

A 30-year-old employee, who started his shift at the plant in Oita Prefecture at around 7 p.m. on Monday, was reported missing by security staff at around 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to the police.

The pot measures about 5 meters in diameter with a depth of about 4 meters. Temperatures inside the container reach more than 1,000 C.


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Instant, I hope.

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Shocking! My father worked in a steel mill in Pennsylvania when he was young. He said it was a very hard and dangerous job. No messing around with molten steel.

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Good grief! The poor man. RIP.

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Was he inside the pot before they poured molten steel into it? Hard to imagine someone falling in when you can't even get close to the thing.

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Could be pork bones or a cat?

The keisatsu had better rush that DNA analysis!

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Working in a steel mill is a very dangerous job, some jobs in the mill are more dangerous than other and all it takes is one slip or a fall and you can become liquidated.

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I worked at a refinery for my first job out of school. Unfortunately, a couple of guys fell into the molten tin pots.

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Several workers died from arsenic poisoning.

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The death would be very quick. It's a terrible way to die.

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