[고 김다운씨 유족의 눈물] Representative from KEPCO’s subcontractor contacted two months after the accident

“We don’t push our backs because it’s an accident. We also have shared responsibility, so we apologized. I did my best to try and pray to save the deceased, but I am sorry to hear such a result. It is difficult for both the bereaved family and us, but it is very difficult.”

The CEO of the Korea Electric Power Corporation subcontractor who hired the late Kim Daun (38), who died of electric shock from high voltage while working alone without safety measures, said to the bereaved by phone two months after the accident. Neither Woncheong KEPCO nor any of the subcontractors that hired the deceased gave a proper explanation of the accident to the bereaved family. The bereaved family asked the company to explain the circumstances of the accident several times, but they consistently complained of evasion. The subcontractor’s representative is not currently the subject of an investigation by the Ministry of Employment and Labor. The family was outraged, saying they couldn’t understand.

“I’m sorry” to the question “Why did you send me alone?”
After two months, I called and said, “I waited for two hours”

On the afternoon of the 7th, met the deceased’s older brother-in-law Jang (47) at a cafe near Sinsa Station in Seoul and heard about the situation after the accident. On this day, Jang recorded a phone call with Mr. Yoon, CEO of Hwaseong Electric Power, a subcontractor.See file at the top of the article) was told. This is the first time the remarks of a subcontractor’s representative have been made public. According to Jang, CEO Yoon asked the family on the 5th, two months after the accident, how to help. The first press release is two days later. Down suffered an electric shock on November 5, last year, and died on the 24th of the same month while wandering through death.

CEO Yoon repeated the words “I’m sorry” over and over on the phone with the bereaved family around 4 pm on the 5th. When Jang asked, “I want to hear an honest account of why the accident happened,” CEO Yoon declined to answer, saying, “I was not at the scene, and I know that the on-site agent told me everything.” Again, he asked, “Why did you send (Down) alone?” He blurted out, “If you ask this question, I have nothing more to say, except that I am sorry.” He also said that the CEO did not directly send workers to the site.

Down’s older sister said, “No one told me how the accident happened on the first day of the accident. All of the employees said, ‘It’s a simple task that requires only raising a stick, but it seems like something is written on her eye’. There has been no phone call since then,” he asked again about the circumstances of the accident. However, CEO Yoon said, “There was no situation. I think we need to find out the circumstances,” he repeated. When asked, “It is a serious accident, do you understand it now?” he replied, “I thought it was delivered correctly.” “Why did (Down) send you alone? When asked why he didn’t send a live-line vehicle (high-altitude insulation work vehicle), he explained, “The guideline does not say that a live-line vehicle must go when traveling alone.”

Jang and her sister decided that they could no longer talk and hung up.

Instead, CEO Yoon complained that he waited more than two hours for a reply after he contacted him. He sent a text message to Mr. Down’s older sister at around 3 pm that day, saying, ‘I’ve been waiting until now because they said I’ll call you in 5 minutes’, and he urged me to reply again 16 minutes later. Jang exclaimed, “The bereaved family hasn’t heard anything for over two months. Was it so difficult to wait for only two hours?”

The monument of the late Kim Daun, who died of electric shock from high-voltage current.  <Provided by the bereaved family>” src=”https://cdn.labortoday.co.kr/news/photo/202201/206851_85400_0749.jpg”/><figcaption>The monument of the late Kim Daun, who died of electric shock from high-voltage current.  <Provided by the bereaved family></figcaption></figure>
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<p><b>KEPCO officials barely contacted the persistent demands<br />Bereaved Family “There is no answer to the circumstances of the accident”</b></p>
<p>The bereaved family was outraged that Hwaseong Electric Power did not take responsibility.  He heard about the accident through Mr. Down’s former co-worker, and claimed that even after being transferred to the hospital, only employees unrelated to the accident came.  The on-site director of Hwaseong Electricity appeared six hours after the accident and put his hand in his pocket and said, “I don’t know.  Because 119 took care of it,” he said.</p>
<p>I couldn’t understand KEPCO’s attitude either.  KEPCO said that they did not know what Mr. Down was doing, but there was a KEPCO employee at the site.  He was the first eyewitness to the accident.  The bereaved family said they had heard of this from a former co-worker.  After the accident, Hwaseong Electric Power first received the contact information of the on-site employee through the company’s labor counselor, who introduced him to apply for an industrial accident.  There was no communication from KEPCO.</p>
<p>The bereaved family asked the on-site staff to meet, but they refused on the grounds of ‘mental shock’.  After persistently asking for a meeting, it wasn’t until November 20, two weeks after the accident, that the deputy head of the Yeoju Governor of KEPCO appeared at a cafe in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do, along with field staff.  At this meeting, KEPCO announced that Mr. Down worked in the area in charge of another subcontractor.  KEPCO explained, “The electrical construction site where the accident occurred was not the contract area of ​​Hwaseong Electric Power where the injured person was working, but the work area of ​​Company D, another subcontractor.”</p>
<p>It is said that KEPCO ordered company D to work for the power transmission work in the area, but company D could not put manpower to work on the electrical work at the accident site due to other work, so it asked the head of Hwaseong Electric Power to do the work instead.  Upon hearing this, the bereaved family requested ‘accurate information’ related to the work order from the deputy governor of Yeoju.  However, so far there has been no response.  The head of the Yeoju Governor of KEPCO also came to the funeral, but he said that he could not provide his contact information to the bereaved family and left the place.</p>
<p>The Ministry of Labor, which was involved in the investigation, also did not contact the bereaved family.  Jang confessed, “I heard through a detective at the Yeoju Police Station that the Ministry of Labor was investigating, and it was the first time I got to know the contact details of an employee of the Ministry of Labor after media reports.”  He said, “I heard that you are cooperating with the Yeoju Police Station, so it would have been easy to know the contact details of the bereaved family.” He said, “The Ministry of Labor should listen to the workers.
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The grave of the late Kim Daun, who died after being electrocuted by a high-voltage current.  <Provided by the bereaved family>” src=”https://cdn.labortoday.co.kr/news/photo/202201/206851_85401_0750.jpg”/><figcaption>▲ The grave of the late Kim Daun, who died after being electrocuted by a high-voltage current.  <Provided by the bereaved family></figcaption></figure>
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<p><b>After the death of his father, he also lost his son.<br />The shock of the bride-to-be, “The side dish was spoiled, but I couldn’t throw it away”</b></p>
<p>Currently, the bereaved family is living a nightmare life.  The deceased’s father died in a car accident one year and six months ago, because Mr. Down also died in an accident.  My older sister, who is a year older than Mr. Down, says that she can’t sleep without medicine.  “Down’s condition was so serious that he did not allow his mother to visit him,” said Jang.</p>
<p>In particular, it is said that the bride-to-be could not even visit her due to Corona 19, so she had no choice but to hug Mr. Down with the ashes.  Jang said, “I went to the house where the bride-to-be had lived together after a long time, and even though the stew and side dishes that Daun made had blue mold, they were crying because they couldn’t throw it away.” shed tears.</p>
<p>Despite the fact that the bereaved family has to work in a two-person team due to safety regulations, Mr. Down is put to the site alone and plans to reveal to the end how he moved to a general truck.  Jang said, “It is as if KEPCO and subcontractors killed Daun.  It’s a murder, not a disaster.  I threw Down on my limbs,” he vomited.  He raised his voice, saying, “If it is a simple task that can be done only by raising the pole, try it as a subcontractor representative.”</p>
<p>On the 4th, the bereaved family posted a petition to the Blue House, saying, “I request strong punishment from KEPCO and its subcontractors that caused the death of my brother who was about to get married.”  As of the 9th, more than 20,000 people have participated.  On the morning of the 10th, in front of the Blue House fountain, a press conference urging KEPCO to take responsibility will be held, and in the afternoon, they will visit the headquarters of KEPCO in Naju, Jeollanam-do to investigate the circumstances of the accident.</p>
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