The Occupational Diseases of Electronics/Semiconductor Industry – update as of March 5, 2012

Posted: April 28, 2012 in Rights around the world
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Very timely as we’ve heard this week that Samsung has become the world’s number 1 manufacturer of smartphones, outselling Apple 3 to 2. They haven’t had a fraction of the attention Apple has had in the last two years.

Stop Samsung - No More Deaths!

The Occupational Diseases of Electronics/Semiconductor Industry in South Korea
based on the information collected by SHARPS
Update as of March 5th, 2012

(The numbers mean victims and deaths among them respectively)

Total: 154, 61 (i.e. 154 victims found with occupational diseases; 61 deaths)

Samsung Semiconductor: 85, 30
Samsung LCD: 16, 7
Samsung mobile phone and other electronics: 11, 7
Samsung Electromechatronics: 11, 7
Samsung SDI: 10, 2
Samsung Techwin: 4…
(Subtotal of Samsung: 137, 53)

Hynix (Magnachip): 9, 5
Amco Technology Korea (Anam): 2…
Subcontractors of electronics components: 6, 3

These are the reported and known cases; how many more sick victims and deaths might there be which have been unreported?

Workers must be informed about the hazards they face at work; their rights to information and protection must be respected; and their lives must be treasured. Until all these are achieved in the industry, particularly at Samsung, the…

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  1. […] (To be continued. Next: Samsung’s Health and Safety record) […]

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