Samsung Fined $1,000 Over Fatal Gas Leak

Posted by HardOCP News 1:51 PM (CST)

Wednesday January 30, 2013

A one thousand dollar fine for a fatal accident? I guess they'll be thinking twice about not reporting faulty equipment sooner.

Korea's Yonhap News Agency is reporting that Samsung will be fined a nominal 1 million won (roughly $1,000) for not reporting its recent gas leak quickly enough. The incident led to the death of a maintenance contractor who was brought in to fix a pipe leaking hydrofluoric acid gas at one of Samsung's semiconductor plants.