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Appeals court rules in favor of former worker of Samsung semiconductor plant

All News 22:59 July 07, 2017

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- An appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling in favor of a deceased former worker of Samsung's semiconductor plant, which recognized a correlation between her cancer and the exposure to chemicals at the factory.

The Seoul High Court ruled in a lawsuit filed by the father of the woman who died in 2012 after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2004. She had worked at the factory for more than six years and left it due to health problems in 1999.

The lower court pointed out the cancer-causing substances and other toxic materials that were used in the semiconductor production process at the factory in Onyang, some 107 kilometers south of Seoul, when it ruled in favor of the bereaved family.

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