“Vietnamese police said Friday they had launched an investigation into a riot at a multi-billion dollar Samsung factory that left 13 people injured, four critically,” Agence France-Presse reports.
“Violence broke out between security guards and local construction workers early Thursday in northern Thai Nguyen province where the South Korean electronics giant is building a $3.2 billion high-tech complex,” AFP reports. “‘We have opened an investigation into the regrettable disorder in which 11 factory guards and two policemen were injured,’ Nguyen Nhu Tuan, director of the provincial police, told AFP.”
“According to reports in state-run media, the violence was sparked when a worker, who had arrived late, was beaten by security guards when he tried to enter the site,” AFP reports. “Hundreds of other workers then hurled bricks and rocks at the guards before setting fire to containers being used as offices and dozens of motorbikes… ‘We will do our utmost to prevent any such incidents from recurring in the future,’ Samsung said in a statement posted on its official blog.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The beatings will continue until morale improves.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Tipster” for the heads up.]