Fire at Samsung Heavy Industries kills one worker

A fire at South Korean yard Samsung Heavy Industries on Friday killed one worker and injured another.

According to the local firefighting department, a fire broke out from the inside of a ship under construction at the yard. One worker, who was doing spray painting works onboard the ship, died while another suffered burns and was transferred to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

The fire was extinguished quickly by the shipyard’s own firefighting team.

Authorities have started investigations into the incident.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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