January 14, 2015 / 2:22 AM / in 3 years

LG Display ordered to halt operations at OLED TV panel line

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s labour ministry has ordered LG Display Co Ltd to halt operations of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel production line following a nitrogen gas leak.

The LG company logo is seen following an event during the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES ) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

The ministry, in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday, said the production ban will last as authorities investigate a nitrogen gas leak on Monday that killed two workers.

An LG Display spokeswoman confirmed that production at the OLED TV panel line has been halted. She declined to specify the ban’s effect on sales or production and said the firm will work to resume operations as quickly as possible.

Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates

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