SEOUL — Manufacturing at Hyundai Motor’s manufacturing unit in Ulsan, South Korea, was halted Monday after a employee died in an accident, shortly after the plant was refitted to fabricate a brand new electrical car, a labor ministry official and union officers mentioned.
The subcontracting employee, from a agency that routinely did upkeep work on the manufacturing unit, died at a urgent facility on the Ulsan 1 plant on Sunday, union officers mentioned.
Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Euisun Chung expressed deep condolences in a New 12 months’s message on Monday, saying the corporate would make each effort to create a secure atmosphere and forestall security accidents.
Operations on the manufacturing unit have been halted because the Ministry of Employment and Labor investigates the incident, the ministry official mentioned, declining to remark additional because the investigation has not concluded.
Though manufacturing may resume quickly, it was unclear when that may occur, a union official mentioned.
A Hyundai Motor spokesperson confirmed manufacturing on the plant had been halted as a result of incident.
The plant had simply been shut for 2 weeks to organize for manufacturing of the Ioniq 5 electrical car, the union officers instructed Reuters.
Ioniq 5 is about to be Hyundai’s first mannequin utilizing a brand new EV-only platform, a part of Hyundai and sister firm Kia Motors’ push to develop into main gamers within the international EV market.
The automakers collectively goal to promote 1 million EVs in 2025.