Korea, South Industrial Safety
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
Of the almost 5 million workers employed in 70,865 South Korean factories in 1986, some 142,000 (nearly 3 percent) were so badly injured that they had to be hospitalized for more than four days. There were 1,660 workers killed in industrial accidents, meaning an average of just over four workers died each day. Long working hours and bad working conditions contributed to high rates of injury and death.
TRANSPORTATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Urban freeway, Seoul
A bus in the It'aewon area of Seoul
Data as of June 1990
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