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Samsung Heavy told to halt operations over safety lapses, accidents

Posted On: May. 7, 2019 6:43 AM CST

Samsung shipyard in Geoje, South Korea

South Korea has ordered Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. to halt operations at its main plant in Geoje due to a series of accidents related to safety lapses, Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide reported citing sources. The Ministry of Employment and Labor said that a laborer was killed when construction materials fell from a crane at Samsung Heavy's shipyard. Six people were killed and 25 injured after part of a crane fell on employees working on a ship in May 2017.

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