Samsung Agrees to Compensation Deal Over Chip Worker Deaths, Illnesses



After a decadelong standoff over factory workers who died or became ill due to chemical exposure, Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday moved to end the dispute, vowing to accept a yet-to-be-determined settlement from an independent mediator.

Under the deal, which was also signed by a group representing the workers, a mediation panel will decide how to compensate the victims and their families and will establish measures to prevent recurrences of such work-related illnesses at Samsung. 

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