Samsung says that it is setting aside 100B won ($85.8M) for compensation and prevention measures after some 200 of its employees contracted cancer through contact with dangerous substances. Samsung last year issued a “deep apology” for what was then believed to be 56 cases.
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Samsung has offered a “deep apology” and promised compensation to workers and their families after a documentary revealed that 56 of its employees contracted leukemia and other forms of cancer after coming into contact with dangerous chemicals at a Samsung plant. Several of the employees died as a result.
Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-hyun said: “Several workers at our production facilities suffered from leukemia and other incurable diseases, which also lead to some deaths. We should have settled the issue earlier. We are deeply heartbroken that we failed to do so and express our deep apology” …