samsung plant Samsung to talk to family of factory worker who died of cancer

Samsung Electronics say they would like to have a dialogue with the family of factory worker who died of leukemia. The factory worker worked in a Samsung semiconductor factory.

Samsung Electronics say they would like to have a dialogue with the family of factory worker who died of leukemia. The factory worker worked in a Samsung semiconductor factory.

There has been litigation for several years between the Samsung semiconductor factory and the families of several workers who died of cancer after working there.

According to a Samsung representative this request for dialogue would include what kind of compensation and how the compensation would be offered the victims families. Last year a court agreed that Samsung was responsible for two of the victims deaths but cleared Samsung of three other deaths.

The attorney for the victim and his family said that he could not confirm reports that the semiconductor factory had asked for a dialogue to take place.

Samsung has recognized the problems related to industrial accidents. Starting August last year Samsung workers who worked in the semiconductor and LCD factory and got cancer within three years of retiring would get ten years of support for medical bills and if the person dies of cancer therapy 1 billion won (slightly more than 900,000 dollars) in compensation.

In other news two secondary witnesses are being knocked out of the litigation the family of the victim and the Labor Welfare Corporation has brought against Samsung.

If the dialogue goes forward this long and contentious litigation could start to come to an end.