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South Korean textile executive killed by falling glass cube in central Vietnam

South Korean textile executive killed by falling glass cube in central Vietnam

Friday, September 02, 2016, 09:03 GMT+7

A South Korean textile firm director in the central province of Quang Nam died after being crushed by a massive glass block on Wednesday, in what appears to be a workplace accident.

Yoon Hyun Jun, 36, director of the Panko Tam Thang textile firm, died while directing workers during a work session to clean up and organize the company’s factory, police said Thursday.

Tran Van Tuan, 26, was maneuvering a forklift carrying a 1.4 metric ton glass block when the South Korean director tried to give a helping hand in controling the object, according to an initial report.

Yoon stood under the glass cube, attempting to steady and help handle the equipment.

When the glass block suddenly fell off the forklift, it came crashing down straight onto the director, immediately claiming his life.

Police are investigating the incident but say it is likely a workplace accident.

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