"Overworked"to death

A senior car worker for Toyota died from working too much overtime a Japanese labour bureau has found. The 45 year old man was one of Toyotas most senior engineers and had been working on a new hybrid car at the time of his death. Having worked on average more the 80 hours of overtime a month in the two months preceding his death, regularly worked nights and weekends and travelled extensively overseas, the man was found dead in his Tokyo home from ischaemia the day before the car was to be premiered at a show in Detroit. Japan has one of the worst records for long working hours and last year there were 142 documented cases of "karoshi" - death from excessive work Read more at the Guardian: Senior Toyota engineer died of overwork