By: Paige Tsai and Jay Chen
Taipei, April 17 (CNA) A Taiwan district court on Friday ordered RCA Corporation’s current owners to pay NT$560 million (US$18 million) in damages to its former workers and their families in what has been described as the worst ever work-related health incident in the country.
More than 200 former workers at an RCA plant in Taoyuan have died of liver and lung cancers since the 1990’s.
The plant in the northern county of Taoyuan (now Taoyuan City) was shut down in 1992, a few years after RCA’s takeover by General Electric, an American multinational conglomerate, and its subsequent sale to the French Thomson Consumer Electronics. [FULL STORY]