Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Migrant Worker Chemical Exposure

There's a good article over at the Joongang Ilbo about several Thai migrant workers who were exposed to an industrial solvent which left some of them paralyzed. The article looks at the government response, which includes more factory inspections by the Ministry of Labor, and lots of fines. Some quick math makes it clear that these factories are getting fines of, on average, 1-2 million won, which really isn't that much. And wondering about synergy between government minstries again, I would hope the Ministry of Labor isn't using these inspections as an opportunity to find illegal migrant workers.

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