It has been confirmed that a worker has died following injuries he sustained in an accident at Samsung’s Geoje shipyard in South Korea.
The unnamed man is believed to have been a welder, and involved in an accident at the yard on 21 April. It has been reported that he died just before the weekend.
Worker Dies At Samsung Shipyard
Details of the incident currently remain unclear, although it has been confirmed that he was working on a Statoil Rig.
A spokesman for the oil major said: “It is with great sadness we received the news that a man has died following an accident at one of our Cat J rigs. The man was hired by a subcontractor to Samsung shipyard”.
A representative from Statoil was sent to the shipyard as part of an investigation following the incident. According to the spokesman, they found no reasons to believe the shipyard is accident prone.