Inspectors from the regional labor office and the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency are examining Hanhwa’s Daejeon ammunition facility in central South Korea after an explosion there killed three workers. The blast took place in a rocket propellant manufacturing facility and inspectors will check safety measures there, according to the Korea Times.
The labor office ordered the factory to stop operations immediately after the incident.
Even after the inspection, resuming operations will only be possible after the factory owner introduces improved safety plans, and inspectors from the regional labor office give approval after confirming their effectiveness.
This is not the first time Hanwha’s Daejeon factory has had a labor office special inspection ? in May, five workers died and four were injured in another explosion, and the office at the time found 486 cases of safety violations and ordered improvements.