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Businesses still seem to care more about costs than lives

Friday marks the third anniversary of the death of Kim Yong-gyun, a 24-year-old subcontracted worker who was found dead after being dragged onto a coal conveyor belt at a thermal power plant in Taean, 150 kilometers southwest of Seoul. His death rang alarm bells about the low value placed on the lives of workers who are exposed to a wide range of dangerous conditions which sometimes result in disastrous and deadly industrial accidents.

After a week of public outcry and protests following Kim's death, the National Assembly passed an........

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