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(LEAD) Samsung promises compensation for victims of illnesses at its chip plant

2014/05/14 11:49

By Kang Yoon-seung

SEOUL, May 14 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. officially apologized and promised compensation Wednesday over the deaths and suffering of its semiconductor workers from illnesses that family members claim are work-related.

"Several workers at our production facilities suffered from leukemia and other incurable diseases, which also led to some deaths," Kwon Oh-hyun, the CEO of the electronics giant, said in a statement read at a press conference.

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