Feeds

IBM settles 'poisoned' workers' cancer claims

Not talking numbers

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

IBM has settled a lawsuit brought by former employees, who say they developed cancer from working in the company's disk drive plant in San Jose. The terms of the settlement have not been made public.

According to the suit, exposure to toxic chemicals caused the workers to develop various cancers. The settlement follows a separate case last year brought by two former IBM staffers. This accused IBM of knowing that its workers were exposed to toxic chemicals, but doing nothing to inform them of the risk. The workers lost the case after a four-month jury trial.

Although these latest cases have now been dismissed, IBM is still facing similar court actions in New York, Minnesota and elsewhere. The cases are being followed closely by the semiconductor industry, whose health and safety practices have been highlighted by the lawsuits. ®

Related stories

IBM not guilty of knowingly poisoning workers
IBM poisoning workers case goes to trial
IBM accused of poisoning workers

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.