Gas leaks at Samsung plant: one worker dead, investigation underway
posted by Victor H. / Jan 28, 2013, 7:14 AM
The worker that passed away was an employee of the maintenance company STI that came to fix the leak. What’s also troubling is the fact that there is some possibility that Samsung tried to cover the leak up and hadn’t properly instructed the maintenance company about how serious the leak was. An investigation is underway in Korea, so let’s not jump into conclusions prematurely, but there is slight possibility that the STI worker died because of not being properly equipped to the gas leakage.
Hydrofluoric acid is particularly dangerous as burns from the gas could not be initially painful making them hard to notice. The acid is so corrosive that it penetrates tissues quickly doing damage to the nerve system and bones.
Samsung has now issued an official comment saying to residents living close nearby that "the possibility of a leak beyond [Samsung property] is zero."
source: Yonhap via The Verge
Well this a first. Those people in the plants need to take saftey as first priority
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 7:21 AM 7
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I agree but i cannot find out any relation between a "phone" site and an accident of a chemical factory.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 8:36 AM 3
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Most of the companies newer bother about the workers or environment. They know they can escape from the law using the loop holes. check this link...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B
I do not think many people get the justice.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 9:44 AM 0
I think Samsung needs to work on improving their safety standards.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 10:01 AM 4
Hydroflouric acid? Its a refrigerator factory... The worker has made his bravest job to rescue his company factory and manage to avoid leak outside the factory, may rest in peace :,(
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 7:38 AM 5
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Damn Apple assassins.........
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 8:16 AM 3
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not funny! some poor soul somewhere just lost somebody of their own...i mean i love making Apple jokes just as much as the next guy but this aint the time
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 8:24 AM 3
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Hopefully there's no more fatalities. That's sad
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 9:32 AM 7
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why would someone red you - it sad that someone was hurt.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 2:59 PM 2
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