PSY established company, P NATION, is now under investigation for the death of a worker during the “Summer Swag” water show 2022. Check out the following update about what really happened to PSY and why the labor ministry raided their office.
P NATION is Under Investigation for a Worker’s Death in PSY “Summer Swag” Water Show 2022
When we thought PSY had resolved all the issues and controversy revolving around the “Summer Swag” water show 2022, the labor ministry came and raided his company, P Nation.
On August 25, the Gangwon branch of the South Korean Labor Ministry conducted a search and seizure on P NATION headquarters and subcontractor offices. According to the media report, P NATION is currently under investigation for the death of a worker during PSY “Summer Swag” water show 2022.
Officials stated that the ministry had begun raiding P NATION’s Seoul head office and their subcontractors around 9.30 AM KST.
What REALLY Happened?
So what really happened that caused P NATION under investigation?
On July 31, a male worker in his 20s died in a fall while dismantling the stage facilities for PSY “Summer Swag” 2022. Investigation revealed that his death was reportedly due to the lack of proper safety equipment despite the inclement and rainy weather.
Meanwhile, one of P NATION’s outsourcing companies was the one hiring the worker. Therefore, P NATION is also under investigation for violating the Industrial Safety and Health Act. This law stated that all ongoing work must stop under bad weather conditions like rain and snow.
Why P NATION Under Investigation for What Happened to PSY “Summer Swag” 2022?
Finally, a Labor Ministry official confirmed that P Nation was indeed under investigation due to the worker’s death during PSY “Summer Swag” 2022. The ministry has previously obtained search and seizure warrant from the court under violation of industrial safety law.
However, the investigation aims to discover the contract relationship between P NATION and the stage installer during the time.
“This investigation is to determine the contractual relationship between the performance agency [P NATION] and the stage installer at the time of the incident.
It is also to ensure whether instructions were given to implement safety measures regarding the stage installation.”a Labor Ministry official.
This is NOT The Only Issue!
On top of everything, this is not the only issue that happened to PSY “Summer Swag” water show 2022.
Previously, the show was under fire for several issues, including wasting drinkable water, while South Korea was under extreme drought. The company also insisted on going on with the show despite repeated warnings that the wet conditions would increase the risks of viral infection.
As a result, many attendees allegedly claimed to become COVID-19 positive after attending the water show.
Therefore, P NATION will also be under investigation regarding violation of the Serious Disaster Punishment Act.
Fortunately, although PSY owns P NATION, the company is currently operating under the leadership of another man with surname Kim. So even if the investigation resulted in further serious charges, PSY will not be affected or booked for any charge.
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