The construction site manager who caused the death of a worker because he did not take appropriate safety measures during the logging operation was arrested in court.
Jeonju District Court's 3rd Criminal Division (Chief Judge Koh Sang-gyo) dismissed the defendant's appeal in the appeal against 50-year-old A, who was charged with violating the Occupational Safety and Health Act and negligent manslaughter, and was arrested while maintaining the original trial sentence that sentenced him to six months in prison. It was announced today (24th).
A 56-year-old logger named B was also sent to prison along with Mr.
On May 11, 2020, at 10:45 am, they were indicted on the charge of causing the death of worker C due to negligence in safety management while felling trees at a school in Imsil, Jeollabuk-do, while opening the access road for a food truck.
C was taken to the hospital after being hit in the head by a falling 8-meter-tall ginkgo tree, but eventually died.
At that time, it was revealed that they did not take the measures prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act, such as installing a fence around the logging site to prevent entry of others or evacuating other workers.
Person A claimed, "I was not at the scene at the time of the accident, so I am not responsible", but the court did not accept this.
The court said, "Even in a situation where logging is expected, Mr. A left the scene without designating an agent, so it can be seen that he did not fulfill his role as the site director and neglected it." It is difficult to accept the defendant's claim."
"The defendants did not make any serious effort to apologize to the victim's family or make any effort to reach an agreement, but only relied on insurance processing," he said. not," he judged.Keywords: