Nitrogen leak at LG Display factory kills two, sickens four

January 12, 2015 byYoukyung Lee
An area where a nitrogen leak occurred at LG Display's factory in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. LG Display said two people were killed and four others sickened by the nitrogen leak. LG Display Co. said in a statement Monday that the victims, employed by a LG contractor, were carrying out a regular repair and maintenance work when the nitrogen leak occurred not long after midday at the factory. (AP Photo/ Kwon Sook-hee, Yonhap)

LG Display said Monday two people were killed and four others sickened by a nitrogen leak at its factory north of Seoul.

LG Display Co. said in a statement that the victims, employed by a LG contractor, were carrying out a regular repair and maintenance work when the nitrogen leak occurred not long after midday at the factory in Paju city.

It said one of the four people sickened was seriously ill but not in a life-threatening condition.

The factory where the accident occurred, known as P8, manufactures LCD screens for large-size televisions.

The company expressed regret over the deaths.

It said it will cooperate with authorities to find out the cause of the leak.

A logo of a LG Display is seen outside its factory in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. LG Display said two people were killed and four others sickened by a nitrogen leak at the factory. LG Display Co. said in a statement Monday that the victims, employed by a LG contractor, were carrying out a regular repair and maintenance work when the nitrogen leak occurred not long after midday at the factory. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Seo Myung-gon)

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