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Samsung Engineering CEO fired after polysilicon blast

7:17 AM MDT | August 23, 2013

The Samsung Group (Seoul) says it has fired Ki-Seok Park, CEO of Samsung Engineering, following a fatal accident at a polysilicon plant at Ulsan, South Korea, in late July. Samsung says it is holding Ki-Seok Park accountable for a water tank explosion that killed 3 employees and injured more than 10. The 10,000-m.t./year plant is being built for SMP, a joint venture between Samsung Fine Chemicals and MEMC at a Samsung Fine Chemicals site and is scheduled to be onstream this year. The plant was undergoing tests when a water tank burst during a stress test. Samsung...

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