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Samsung Apologizes For Workers' Leukemia 150

Posted by Soulskill
from the some-jobs-are-really-awful dept.
itwbennett writes: "In an emailed statement, Samsung offered its 'sincerest apology' for the sickness and deaths of some of its workers, vowing to compensate those affected and their families. So far there have been 26 reported victims of blood cancers who worked in Samsung's Gi-Heung and On-Yang semiconductor plants. Ten have died. Other alleged workplace-related illnesses include miscarriages, infertility, hair loss, blood disorders, kidney troubles and liver disease."
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Samsung Apologizes For Workers' Leukemia

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  • Re:Good for them (Score:4, Insightful)

    by niado (1650369) on Wednesday May 14, 2014 @05:05PM (#47003411)

    A company cannot help that there are problems, but it can help by trying to do the right thing afterwards, and trying not to be evil.

    It's too easy to be cynical while living in the 1 percent of the worlds wealth.

    Not sure if troll....

    A company can most certainly adhere to basic safety standards instead of sacrificing a bunch of lives for profit in places where the safety standards are not legally mandated.

    In this particular case, an organization owned and operated by a bunch of 1%ers wrecked the lives of numerous poverty-stricken workers and their families through gross negligence. And they are unlikely to suffer impactful financial consequences as a result.

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