Second worker dies after CO2 leak at Samsung factory

By Yonhap
  • Published : Sept 12, 2018 - 14:06
  • Updated : Sept 12, 2018 - 16:25

YONGIN, Gyeonggi Province -- Another worker died Wednesday about a week after falling unconscious in a carbon dioxide leak at a Samsung Electronics factory, bringing the death toll in the accident to two.

The 53-year-old, identified only by surname Kim, was one of the three workers knocked unconscious in the gas leak at a firefighting facility of the semiconductor factory in Giheung, south of Seoul, on Sept. 4. One of them died later that day.


Kim had been in the intensive care unit of a hospital without gaining consciousness.

The third victim still remains unconscious at the hospital, officials said. (Yonhap)