Migrants seek justice in Taiwan’s court over dorm safety

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/24
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan, CNA staff reporter 

Most of the migrant workers who were injured and families of those who were killed in

Nguyen Van Chac (front)/CNA file photo

the two recent fires in Taiwan went home after accepting a settlement offered by the employers, but the family of a Vietnamese victim is seeking justice through a court.

There are relatives of Nguyen Van Trai, 20, who along with five Vietnamese working for Sican, a manufacturer of solar control window film in Pingzhen District, Taoyuan City, died in December in a fire that engulfed their dormitory.

The dormitory was on the upper level of the factory’s warehouse and was made of sheet iron — making it an illegal construction and a potential fire hazard.

“We are hoping that prosecutors would file charges against the employer and the court can order disclosure of several documents in the possession of related authorities,” Chang Yu-yin (張譽尹), the attorney who is assisting the family, told CNA.

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