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afternoon of the 13th, a chemical leak occurred at LG Display's factory in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, and 7 people were injured.

Two of the injured were found to have cardiac arrest and then regained consciousness with first aid, but they are still known to be in poor condition.

This is Hong Young-jae.


Dozens of fire fighting vehicles have arrived at the Paju Display Factory.

Paramedics in protective clothing are busy moving.

At around 2:20 pm today, an accident occurred in which a chemical substance leaked during piping work at LG Display's Paju 8 plant.

At the time, two employees of a partner company who were doing plumbing work on the 5th floor of the building were exposed to chemicals.

The two lost consciousness, fell, and were urgently taken to the hospital while undergoing CPR.

[Sang-gwon Jeong/Director of Dispatch: Two people who were working on piping were exposed to liquids throughout their bodies, so they were transferred to the hospital in CPR by an ambulance.

I heard a little ago that my pulse has returned from the hospital.]

Five people, including LG Display employees who entered to deal with the accident, are also undergoing hospital treatment due to partial exposure to chemicals.

It was investigated that 200 to 300 liters of chemicals leaked from the 5th floor of this building flowed down the wire mesh and spread to the 4th floor.

The leaked chemical is known to be a substance that cleans the display with tetramethylammonium hydroxide.

[Professor Lim Jong-Han/Inha University College of Medicine: It is a strong basic substance and may cause chemical burns if it comes into contact with the skin. Contact with the respiratory tract may cause breathing difficulties and may result in death.]

Fire departments completed the leak containment work in 25 minutes after the accident occurred.

Two of the contractor's employees found unconscious and collapsed are known to have not worn separate protective clothing.

LG Display explained that the accident location is a place where you wear sterilization work clothes, but it is necessary to check whether the work clothes are safe from chemical leakage.

(Video coverage: Yang Doo-won and Yang Hyeon-cheol, Video editing: Jeon Min-gyu)