Sth Korea: Samsung victim wins compensation after decades-long fight
A victim of occupational cancer caused by toxic exposures while working at Samsung has won a decade long fight for compensation. On 5 June 2019, Han Hye-kyung was notified her workers' compensation claim had been approved by the South Korean compensation authority KCOMWEL.
Han, 41, was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 27 in 2005. Four years earlier, in 2001, she had resigned from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, where she had handled hazardous chemicals while soldering together LCD parts for six years. Han was only 17-years-old and still in high school when she began to work at Samsung. Read more: Cancer Hazards