“The complaint that no one is at fault, anger at the attitude with no conscience or responsibility”

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Interview with Kim Mi-sook, CEO of the Kim Yong-gyun Foundation
“I thought my son died because of the structure of the country.
I died because of my own fault… nonsensical
There are still absurd deaths
Changes can only be made by changing the perception of industrial accidents
The government needs to resolve the transition to full-time workers as soon as possible.”

at the foundation office in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 1st. Photo Senior Correspondent Yoon Un-sik [email protected]” alt=”Kim Mi-sook, CEO of the Kim Yong-gyun Foundation, is interviewing at the foundation office in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 1st. Photo Senior Correspondent Yoon Un-sik [email protected]” />

Kim Mi-sook, CEO of the Kim Yong-gyun Foundation, is interviewing at the foundation office in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 1st. Photo Senior Correspondent Yoon Un-sik [email protected]

Kim Mi-sook, CEO of the Kim Yong-gyun Foundation, who met at the Yeongdeungpo-gu office in Seoul on the 1st, told the story of his dream the night before when he grilled thin pork belly that his son loved. “I always dream of saving a child, but it’s hard to have a dream like this… .” It is so in reality. “You can tell if you ask about good memories, but after the accident, it is more difficult to think about how hard it must have been for my son, how he cried out to live, rather than good thoughts after the accident.” Even after three years have passed, CEO Kim said, “I still don’t realize that Yong-gyun is not there.” The 10th will be the 3rd anniversary of the death of Kim Yong-gyun, the son of CEO Kim Yong-gyun (hereafter Kim Yong-gyun), who died after being entangled in a conveyor belt at the Taean Thermal Power Plant in Korea Western Power. However, the trial to hold him accountable for his son’s death did not end even in the first trial. CEO Kim is observing every trial of officials of Korea Western Power and Korea Development Technology, who have been charged with negligent manslaughter and violation of the Industrial Safety and Health Act. At the trial, the Woncheong court is taking a strategy of denying the allegations, saying, “I do not know why Kim Yong-gyun died” and “the workplace was safe.” CEO Kim has nothing to express other than ‘anger’ at Woncheong’s attitude. CEO Kim said, “Through his son’s incident, I came to know the structure of the country, and because of that structure, I thought that my son was dead. I was very upset to see the attitude of having no conscience or responsibility, saying, ‘I don’t know why he died because there were no (CCTV) or witnesses’.” He continued, “Woncheong said the working environment was safe, but how could a person die? Preventing accidents is the company’s job, but it seemed too absurd to say that he (Kim Yong-gyun) died by mistake.” CEO Kim also said, “The government should act quickly to resolve the transition to regular workers, which has been delayed since the government announced in 2019.” He also expressed regret for the conflict between regular and non-regular workers in the process of becoming regular workers in the public sector. He said, “They are creating conflict between regular and non-regular workers. It is natural that there is a difference in appropriate treatment in the same company, but the problem is that they treat non-regular workers as if they are not people.” He said, “I hope that the presidential candidates from the public sector to private companies will make a promise to eliminate irregular workers, and I think they should also talk about alternatives such as job instability to the closure of coal-fired power plants.” Since the founding of the Kim Yong-gyun Foundation on October 26, 2019, CEO Kim has had a hectic day. Around his son’s second anniversary, he fought a hunger strike for the passage of the Serious Disaster Punishment Act to the National Assembly, and for Kim Soo-eok, a non-regular worker union activist who was sentenced to a heavy sentence for fighting with a son-like worker, and his colleagues, “If you want to lock them up, lock Yong-gyun’s mother too.” spoke in court. He held the hand of the bereaved family of an industrial accident victim who suffered a reckless death like his son. He said, “There are still absurd deaths for which neither the state nor the company is responsible, and I thought that it would be better if bereaved families like me fight. The 3rd anniversary commemoration schedule will start from the 6th, which is also Kim Yong-gyun’s birthday. A memorial service will be held at the Taean Thermal Power Plant site on the 7th, and a report on the implementation of the recommendations of the Special Investigation Committee will be held on the 9th. On the 10th, the anniversary of the death of Kim Yong-gyun, there is a memorial service at Maseok Peony Park in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, and a candlelight parade in Seoul ‘not to die while working and not to be discriminated against’. By Park Tae-woo, staff reporter [email protected]



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