20-something worker in the
factory climbed on the roof and replaced the ventilation fan, but fell 11 meters high and died.
There was an opinion that the work should be entrusted to a professional company, but the company had its employees do the work, and the police are investigating whether safety rules were followed.
Reporter Shin Jeong-eun covered it.
On the morning of the 18th, a waste recycling plant in Pohang, Gyeongbuk.
A 28-year-old man, who was involved in the repair work of a ventilation fan, fell from a height of 11 meters and died.
It was severely corroded and fell on the skylight that was thin like a piece of paper.
I wore a helmet and a safety belt, but the 'safety line' to prevent the fall was not connected.
[Ministry of Employment and Labor's Pohang branch official: The work platform is not installed.
The fall bat was not installed.
The safety belt hanger is installed, but is it properly installed?
Mr. A said he was usually afraid of working on the roof.
[Ham Ji-won / Mr. A's older brother: My younger brother has a phobia of heights.
Even if I say things like ‘I really don’t want to go to the company, I don’t want to go up’ even after going up once because I’m afraid…
is said that there was an opinion from the inside that 'let it be left to a professional company' even if it costs time and money.
[Kim Gil-ho/Jang colleague: But they told me to keep going.
(A too) I said, 'One person must die before he can come to his senses'.] The
company explained that the necessary safety measures were taken, saying that the construction period was short and the scale was small, so employees were put in.
[Accident company official: It was true that the company was a bit difficult.
But that didn't mean they did or did unsafe things.]
In the first half of this year alone, 26 workers fell while working on the roof and died.
It has steadily increased over the past 5 years.
Falls due to damage such as broken roofs account for nearly half.
[Soo - Jin, with the Democratic Party (proportional) Rep: Roof construction is (tend) does not properly Ltd is rattling safety measures made in a short period of time -
the Ministry of Employment and Labor and the police are investigating the exact accident inspector with compliance with safety measures in companies There is.
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