Miscellaneous / Samsung

Gas leak proves fatal at Samsung chip plant in Korea

Samsung Chip PlantA maintenance contractor called out to fix a hydrofluoric acid leak at a Samsung plant has died in the hospital, according to Korean media. Four others were injured by the lethal gas but have reportedly been discharged. The factory in question is located within South Korea, which isn’t known for the sort of lax safety standards that plague workers in China, but AsiaE reports the accident will nevertheless be investigated to find out if any laws were breached in the way the leak was handled, and if the killed contractor was wearing the right protective gear. For the sake of context, it’s worth remembering that even state-of-the-art installations can be prone to accidents — in 2011, for example, seven American workers were injured in an explosion at Intel’s semiconductor fab in Arizona.

Source: AsiaE, Yonhap News, CriEnglish, The Next Web

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s