Samsung Electronics claims another victim

This week, Yi Hye-jeong, a 41-year-old former Samsung employee, died from the effects of systemic sclerosis, an auto immune disorder that damages the body’s organs. Yi worked in the chip making department and over the years she was exposed to a variety of chemicals including nitrous oxide, arsenic, phosphine, oxypoclimin, benzene, and xylene. Yi is the 118th documented case of an ex Samsung Electronics worker being killed due to occupational diseases. Samsung Electronics is a brutal anti-union company. On the 7 October, OHS activists will mark two years of a sit in protest in front of Samsung headquarters in Seoul.