Police to investigate death of worker at Posco steel mill

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Police to investigate death of worker at Posco steel mill

A Posco employee died while working at the company’s steel mill over the Lunar New Year holiday. Police are investigating whether it was an industrial accident.

According to the Pohang Nambu Police Station Friday, the worker was found lying on the ground at the company’s Pohang steel mill in North Gyeongsang by a coworker on Feb. 2. The worker, in his 50s, was working with a 35-meter-tall (114.8 feet) cargo handling machine.

The employee was moved to a hospital after being found but did not survive.

The police have requested that the National Forensic Service carry out an autopsy to find out the exact cause of death. The result is expected to be released in roughly two weeks.

A Posco spokesperson delivered the company's condolences to the worker’s family and said it will fully cooperate with investigating agencies.

By Kim Jee-hee

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