Two LG Factory Workers Die in Nitrogen Leak

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Two workers have died and four injured during a nitrogen leak at an LG Display factory in the South Korean city of Paju, accoriding to reports in The Korea Herald.

The incident occurred while the workers carried out regular repairs on the ninth floor of the factory, which sits 25 miles north of the capital, Seoul. One worker died from nitrogen suffocation at the scene; a second was declared dead en route to hospital. Of the other four, one is seriously injured, while the others escaped with minor injuries. LG has promised to "control the accident and prevent recurrence". [Korea Herald via Verge]

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