Saturday, May 23, 2015   

Worker dies in Samsung plant chemical leak
(01-29 09:36)

A toxic chemical leak at a Samsung Electronics chipmaking plant in South Korea left one worker dead and four injured, the company said today.
Samsung is the world's top maker of smartphones, memory chips and flat-panel TVs.
The five repair workers were called in on Sunday night to stop a diluted hydrofluoric acid leak at the plant in the city of Hwaseong, 43 kilometers southwest of Seoul, a Samsung spokesman told AFP.
One was taken to hospital with pains in his throat and chest but died hours later. The remaining four were also treated in hospital but released, the spokesman said.
The leak involved about two to three liters of acid and was contained early yesterday morning, he said. The acid is an acute poison that can damage lungs and bones and affect the nervous system, as well as burn the skin.
   
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