Wall Falls on Worker at Quake-Damaged Building in Ishikawa; Victim Reported to be in Cardiopulmonary Arrest

The Yomiuri Shimbun

NANAO, Ishikawa — A man in his 60s suffered cardiorespiratory arrest in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday after a concrete wall fell on him while he was cleaning up around a building that had been damaged by the devastating Jan. 1 earthquake, according to police.

The man was taken to a hospital following the incident at around 1:25 p.m. at a soy sauce manufacturer. The man was cleaning up with several other of the manufacturer’s workers when he was trapped under the concrete wall, which was 1.3 meters high and 3.3 meters wide, according to police.