Samsung Electronics Plant Workers Commit Suicide, South Korean Police Say

Two Samsung Electronics Co. factory workers committed suicide this month, South Korean police said.

The workers jumped off company dormitories on Jan. 3 and Jan. 11, Chae Hong Cheol, a spokesman for Chungnam Provincial Police Agency said in a telephone interview today. They worked at Samsung’s liquid-crystal-display factories in the province, he said.

Samsung regrets the incidents, Nam Ki Yung, a spokesman for the Suwon, South Korea-based company said.

The company will consider expanding regular health checkups and psychiatric consulting for employees, Samsung said on its official blog. Samsung is the world’s largest maker of LCDs.

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