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Samsung offers ‘deep apology’ for diseases and deaths caused by its factories

15
May
2014

After a recent string of incidents, Samsung has finally acknowledged the potentially dangerous working conditions at its factories and the tragedies that have befallen several of its workers over the years. Back in 2010, it was reported that more than 20 employees at Samsung’s chipmaking facilities had been diagnosed with forms of cancer during their time on the job, eventually resulting in the deaths of several of the afflicted. Yonhap News reports that Samsung officially apologized for the incidents this week, promising compensation for the families who have suffered losses in the past. “Several workers at our production facilities suffered from leukemia and other incurable diseases, which also lead to some deaths,” said Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-hyun. “We should have settled the

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