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(LEAD) Hydrofluoric acid gas leak kills one at Samsung chip plant
(ATTN: UPDATES with more information from 3rd para; RECASTS lead; ADDS photo)
SUWON, South Korea, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) - Highly poisonous hydrofluoric acid gas leaked at the main plant of the world's largest memory chipmaker Samsung Electronics Co., killing one worker and injuring four others, police said Monday.

Some 2 to 10 liters of hydrofluoric acid, an acute poison that can damage lungs and bones and affect the nervous system, leaked from one of the pipes at the Samsung plant in Hwaseong, 60 kilometers south of Seoul, on Sunday, they said.





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