Death at Samsung plant raises safety concerns

Samsung has confirmed the death of a contractor at one of its plants. Yonhap News reports the accident occurred at an R&D facility in Suwon, Korea when a fire safety system mistakenly detected a fire and released carbon dioxide, suffocating a 52-year-old man who worked for a Samsung partner. Today’s news follows several high-profile incidents at Samsung facilities last year.

In January 2013, a leak of hydrofluoric acid gas left a worker dead and four others hospitalized, and just months later the same plant had a similar incident that injured three other workers. In July, three died and twelve were injured when a water tank burst during stress testing at a Samsung chemical plant. Put together, the worrying series of events has led Y…

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