South Korea

Published on August 4th, 2017 | by cinderboy


Netmarble – Government recognized overwork as cause of employee death

[Source] Last year, 3 employees from Netmarble died due to suspected overwork reasons. Last month, the Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service acknowledged 1 of the employee’s death as work-related, approving the bereaved family’s filing for compensation. He is part of Netmarble Neo, the subsidiary studio which is developing mobile game Lineage II: Revolution.

The employee’s cause of death is officially stated as coronary arteriosclerosis, which Netmarble initially denied was related to overworking. According to reports, he work nearly 96 hours during the first week of October, and 83 hours during the forth. He passed away on a Sunday, when he was scheduled to report back to office as well. Netmarble has since banned excessive overtime work.

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