occupational disease News

More Evidence Welding Fumes Raise Lung Cancer Risk

Workers exposed to welding fumes are more likely to develop lung cancer than those not exposed to the fumes, and a new study suggests this holds true regardless of other risk factors like smoking or exposure to asbestos. “Welding fumes …

Samsung Worker Who Died of a Brain Tumor Wins Compensation Case

Overturning an appeal court’s decision, South Korea’s Supreme Court said Tuesday the family of a Samsung worker who died of a brain tumor should be eligible for state compensation for an occupational disease. The ruling on Lee Yoon-jung, who was …

South Korea Court Rules Worker’s Rare Disease Linked to Samsung Factory

South Korea’s Supreme Court said a former worker in a Samsung LCD factory who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should be recognized as having an occupationally caused disease, overturning lower courts’ verdicts that held lack of evidence against the worker. …

Trade Secret Protection Blocks Sick Samsung Workers From Data

As a high school senior, Hwang Yu-mi went to work bathing silicon wafers in chemicals at a Samsung factory that makes computer chips for laptops and other devices. Four years later, she died of leukemia. She was 22. After Yu-mi’s …