Factory tragedy makes LG stall display panel production

Factory tragedy makes LG stall display panel production

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By eeNews Europe

The ministry will maintain the production ban while authorities investigate the nitrogen gas leak which killed two workers that occurred on 12 January 2015.

The gas leak happened at the company’s P8 factory in Paju, about 40 kilometers north of Seoul. The two men died while carrying out routine maintenance when the fatal incident took place.  The factory is one the world’s largest production lines and makes display panels for LCD and OLED TVs.  Nitrogen is used to wash the display panels during manufacturing.

Authorities said one worker died at the scene, with another being pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.

The tragedy occurred within days of LG Electronics winning a record number of awards at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, USA and LG Display Co Ltd revealing plans to boost the company’s production capacity of OLED panels for TVs. Only the week before the tragedy LG Display had revealed plans to quadruple the monthly production capacity of OLED TV panels to 34,000 units by the end of 2015.

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