South Korean CEO arrested for fatal gas leak at LG Polymers in India

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8th July, 2020 02:14:37 printer

South Korean CEO arrested for fatal gas leak at LG Polymers in India

Officials say that negligence appears to have played a part in the accident. AFP Photo

12 LG Polymers officials, including its South Korean chief executive, were arrested in India, two months after a gas leak at the company's south India chemical plant killed 12, agencies report.

The 12 employees are accused of causing the deaths by negligence.

According to media reports, the arrests were made under a case of culpable homicide filed against the company's South Korean parent, LG Chem Ltd, when the leak occurred in May.

The deadly leak occurred at the South Korea-owned LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam city on May 7.

The arrests are the result of an official investigation into the cause of the leak, which found evidence of negligence and poor safety standards.


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