Attention is focused on the level of punishment for HDC Hyundai Industrial Development, which caused a series of major accidents in June last year, such as the Hakdong redevelopment zone disaster in Gwangju and the collapse of the outer wall of the Hwajeong I-Park in Gwangju.

Because it is before the enforcement of the Serious Disaster Punishment Act, scheduled for the 27th of this month, punishment for the CEO and other management is expected to be avoided with this accident. .

According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the construction industry, punishment standards for poor construction are currently stipulated in three major laws: the Framework Act on the Construction Industry of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Construction Technology Promotion Act, and the Industrial Safety and Health Act of the Ministry of Employment and Labor.

Administrative measures against corporations may result in business suspension for up to one year in accordance with the current Sanctions Act punishment regulations.

A one-year disposition is equivalent to 'in cases where five or more construction participants died due to serious damage to a major part of the structure through intentional or gross negligence'.

However, there are standards, but if you take a look at each one, most of them are subjective judgments.

According to the Framework Act on Industrial Safety, business can be suspended within 6 months in case of a serious accident.

If the business is suspended, not only public projects, but also new orders for private projects are prohibited.

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