One employee was killed and two injured when carbon dioxide leaked at a Samsung Electronics chip plant on Tuesday, the South Korean firm stated.
The three have been discovered unconscious within the basement of the semiconductor manufacturing unit in Suwon simply south of Seoul, the agency stated in a press release.
A person aged 24 was pronounced lifeless in hospital hours later and two others, aged 26 and 54, stay unconscious, Samsung stated.
All have been workers of one in every of Samsung's suppliers and have been inspecting the manufacturing unit's gas-related services, it added.
"It’s believed that the reason for demise is suffocation resulting from a carbon dioxide leak," Samsung stated, including it was investigating.
Samsung – the world's prime maker of smartphones in addition to reminiscence chips – operates an unlimited semiconductor manufacturing compound in Suwon.
Deadly accidents at main corporations have made frequent headlines within the South, which has struggled to enhance poor security requirements in factories.
In January 4 employees suffocated resulting from a gasoline leak at a metal manufacturing unit owned by Posco – the nation's prime steelmaker – within the southern metropolis of Pohang.
In August final yr 4 employees died when a gas tank exploded in a vessel below development on the headquarters of STX Offshore and Shipbuilding within the southern metropolis of Changwon.