Samsung lung cancer deaths were ‘occupational’

At SHARPS’ sit-in site, each pair of white rubber sleepers represents a cluster victim. Credit: Lee Ki-hwa

The lung cancer deaths of two former Samsung Electronics semiconductor factory workers have been accepted as work-related by the Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (KCOMWEL).

The cases are the first officially recognised cases of occupational lung cancer among Samsung Electronics semiconductor workers. The ruling is expected to prove controversial, with lung cancer not included among diseases Samsung Electronics has acknowledged as linked to semiconductor work. – See more at: Cancer Hazards

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