Maersk Worker’s Dead in China Creates Chemical Dispute

33-year-old Mo Desong painted container vessels for Maersk and got benzene poisoning. He died on the 30th October 2009. Maersk paid 293,000 dollars in damages, but denies any responsibility in his deed, reports the Danish newspaper Information.


Mo Desong worked at A.P. Moller-Maersk’s container factory in southern China and was diagnosed with occupational benzene poisoning and died on 30th October 2009. Benzene is a carcinogenic chemical that is no longer used in paints and solvents in Denmark.


A.P. Moller-Maersk Group think it is very unlikely that Mo Desong got sick of working at the company’s container factory. Yet the company has agreed to pay compensation.
“For the sake of his relatives, we have no desire to drag this tragic case to long,” explains Morten Høstrup to Information. Morten Høstrup is manger at the human resource department at the factory.











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