A 39-year-old worker became the eighth man yesterday to die this year at a yard controlled by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), sparking anger among local trade unions. The man fell from some scaffolding while working on a project for Norway’s Statoil.
Five of the eight people to have died at HHI yards this year have been subcontractors.
“It is appalling that workers still have to die due to dangerous working conditions despite a series of similar kinds of deaths at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipyards,” said Park Hye-young from Solidarity for Worker’s Health. “This just shows the company’s indifference to workers’ deaths.”