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Samsung Heavy Industries, Total, Total E&P Norge, Equinor and TechnipFMC, and Korean Transnational Corporations Watch (KTNC Watch) and Samsung Heavy Industries Martin Linge Project Crane Accident Workers Support Team 2
Lead NCPKorea, Republic of (South)
Supporting NCP(s)France, Norway
DescriptionSpecific instance alleging a non-observance of the OECD Guidelines by multinational enterprises
Theme(s)General policies, Human rights
Date29 Mar 2019
Host country(ies)Korea
SourceNGO
Industry sectorManufacturing, Construction
StatusIn progress
Summary

Read the Korean NCP's initial assessment - 26 July 2019


On 20 March 2019, the Korean Transnational Corporations Watch (KTNC Watch) and Samsung Heavy Industries Martin Linge Project Crane Accident Workers Support Team, two Korean NGOs, submitted a specific instance to the Korean, French, and Norwegian NCPs, alleging that Samsung Heavy Industries, Total, Total E&P Norge, Equinor and TechnipFMC did not observe the OECD Guidelines. The case relates to a serious accident that took place on 1 May 2017 at the Geoje shipyard in South Korea, where two cranes collided and resulted in the death of six workers and 25 injuries.

On 26 July 2019, the Korean NCP accepted the case and published its initial assessment. In coordination with other NCPs, it was determined that the Korean NCP would handle the case related to the Korean company while the Norwegian NCP will lead the handling of the case on issues raised with enterprises based in Europe, in collaboration with the French and United Kingdom NCPs.