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28 January 2019

Samsung Heavy Industries did not respond

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28 January 2019

South Korea: Victims of 2017 crane accident during construction of oil platform still lacking adequate compensation & support, say NGOs; incl. co. responses

On 1 May 2017, six workers were killed and 25 others injured as a result of a crane collision at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, during the construction of an oil platform for the Martin Linge field off the coast of Norway. ...

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Company response
25 January 2019

Total's response

Author: Total

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond......

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Company response
23 January 2019

Technip FMC's response

Author: Technip FMC

Total E&P Norge AS, the operator on the Martin Linge Project, contracted with TechnipFMC and Samsung Heavy Industries to provide engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, hook-up and commissioning of the topsides of a fixed production...

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Company response
18 January 2019

Equinor's response

Author: Equinor

... As stated in the above-mentioned e-mail, Equinor was not leading the construction project at the time of the accident and where thus not permanently present at the Samsung yard. The operator role was managed by Total E&P Norge AS, who had the...

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Company response
18 January 2019

Petoro AS' response

Author: Petoro AS

...Petoro express sincere regrets that workers at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard as referred to in your letter, are still suffering trauma and grief from the tragic accident. For Petoro as a partner in joint venture projects, health and safety for...

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Article
14 January 2019

So. Korea: Court orders assets forfeiture of Japanese company to enforce decision compensating WWII workers over forced labour

Author: Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press

"South Korea orders seizure of Japan assets over forced labor", 9 Jan. 2019...

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Article
7 January 2019

So. Korea: Plaintiffs seek to seize assets of Japanese companies to enforce Supreme Court’s ruling compensating WWII workers for forced labour

Author: Akiko Horiyama, Mainichi (Japan)

"Move to seize assets in forced labor case in S. Korea prioritizes plaintiffs' rights", 3 Jan. 2019...

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Article
17 December 2018

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders' global survey highlights role of cos. in attacks in several countries

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders (Switzerland)

"World report on the situation of human rights defenders", 17 Dec 2017...

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Article
11 December 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin - Issue 29, December 2018

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to our Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin -- highlighting a specific topic each quarter, as well as key developments in corporate legal accountability......

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