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Toyota Employee Worked To Death

by | 10th, July 2008

A SENIOR car engineer at Toyota died from working too many hours. He succumbed to ischemic heart disease in January 2006.

The 45-year-old man was developing a hybrid version of Toyota’s successful Camry line at the time of his death. A victim of global warming?

In the two months leading up to his death, the man averaged more than 80 hours of overtime per month, his wife’s lawyers said. Workers in Japan often put in very long hours and “sudden death from overwork” is referred to as karoshi.

John Prescott, non-hybrid Jaguar driver, is 70.

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