|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 NCP||Korea, Republic of (South)|
|Supporting NCP(s)||France, Norway|
|Description||Specific instance alleging a non-observance of the OECD Guidelines by multinational enterprises|
|Theme(s)||General policies, Human rights|
|Date||29 Mar 2019|
|Industry sector||Manufacturing, Construction|
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.