subcontractor worker in his 40s crashed and died while working at the Ulsan Shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries. The union claims that the accident was caused by insufficient safety devices at the workplace, but the police are investigating whether the safety work guidelines were followed.
This is reporter Bae Jun-woo.
This is the interior of a crude oil carrier being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries.
The workshop where welding is in progress is quite high to look at, but it looks breathtaking because there is no proper safety device.
Mr. A, a man in his 40s who was welding here, fell below a height of 11m.
A nearby fire surveillance worker found it and was taken to the hospital, but Mr. A died.
Mr. A is a subcontractor of Hyundai Heavy Industries and has been working on it since the end of February.
Since it was paid per day, the welding work was carried out on the weekend morning as well, and A is believed to have had an accident while on the way to get other welding tools.
The union pointed out that the cause of the accident was the low illumination of the workplace and the lack of proper safety fences.
[Hyundai Heavy Industries Labor Union official: (Photo of the work site) If you look at the top, there is a high risk of falling because there is no backrest in that part of the vertical ladder.]
The union side is reviewing a plan to ask the company to be responsible for the violation of safety management obligations. In response, Hyundai Heavy Industries said, "The workplace safety management guidelines are in place," and "We will actively respond to investigations by related agencies such as the police."
The police are planning to summon those involved sooner or later to investigate whether the safety management guidelines have been followed properly at the work site.
(Video provided by Hyundai Heavy Industries Labor Union)