Hyundai Samho Heavy’s in-house subcontractor dies after 5 days of joining the company

At Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, an in-house subcontractor worker who was working on painting fell and died five days after joining the company.

According to the coverage of on the 19th, Mr. Hong (50) of Sewoong Industrial, an in-house partner of Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do, climbed up a steel staircase ladder from a height of 20m to paint the tank floor at 8:50 am that day. It fell while moving. Three colleagues, who were going down to the bottom of the tank together, found Mr. Hong and transported him to Mokpo Korean Hospital, but he died of lung damage due to a fracture of the thoracic vertebrae.

The victim entered the company on the 14th and received safety training and was put into operation on the 17th. An official from the Hyundai Heavy Industries branch of the Metal Workers’ Union said, “I am guessing that he was unfamiliar with the painting work as he was the first person to do the painting.”

The Mokpo Branch of the Ministry of Employment and Labor has launched an investigation jointly with the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency. An official from the Mokpo branch said, “A safety belt must be fastened in a place where there is a risk of falling.”

Kim Hyung-kwan, CEO of Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, said in an apology, “We will do our best to help the bereaved family regain stability and thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident.”

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