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POSCO E&C runs most deadly construction sites

Infra News - Published on Tue, 14 May 2019

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The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said that POSCO Engineering & Construction (E&C) had the highest number of workplace deaths among local builders last year. According to the government data, POSCO E&C construction sites saw 10 deaths, followed by Hyundai Engineering & Construction with seven, and GS E&C and Bando E&C each having four. Daewoo E&C, Lotte E&C, Taeyoung E&C, Hanshin E&C, Doosan E&C, Daebang Construction each recorded three deaths last year.

The land ministry said 485 construction workers died at their workplaces in 2018, down 21 from the previous year. The top cause of deaths in the construction sector was through slipping or tripping, accounting for nearly 60 percent.

Among the public construction sites, Korea Electric Power Corporation had the highest death with 12 people, followed by Korea Land & Housing Corporation with 9 deaths. Korea Expressway Corporation recorded 8 deaths while Korea Rural Community Corporation marked 5 deaths.

By region, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, had the highest number of fatal accidents with 14 deaths followed by Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Yongin, Gyeonggi Provice and Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, each with 11 deaths.

Land Minister Kim Hyun-mee said that "To reduce the number of fatal accidents at construction sites, the roles of construction industry and public sector are important. We will encourage companies to regard workplace safety as top priority."

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 14 May 2019
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