Samsung factory worker awarded state compensation for brain tumor
Samsung doesn’t have the greatest track record when it comes to worker safety. From accusations of using child labor to multiple accidents at its factories that resulted in death (one of which was the asphyxiation of one of its workers due to a gas leak), its worker safety history is decidedly grim. This week, South Korea’s Supreme Court ruled that a Samsung factory worker’s brain tumor and death were the result of an occupational disease, and that her family should be awarded state compensation as a result.Lee Yoon-jung worked in one of Samsung’s South Korean factories from 1997 to 2003 and was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 30. She died two years later.
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