• Severe injury caused by inadvertent operation of controls (IOOC) on a Hyundai excavator.
  • Hyundai claims this has never happened before.
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  • Hyundai Heavy Industries claims it does no business in the USA.
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Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

(Korean Manufacturer)
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Hyundai Construction Equipment Co., Ltd.

(Korean Company, Assumed the Liabilities of Hyundai Heavy Industries)
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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc.

(Hyundai’s US Distributor)

November 14, 2018

“Hyundai Equipment Americas, Inc., then a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court in Atlanta, Georgia, to pay a $1.95 million criminal fine for conspiring to defraud the United States government and to violate the Clean Air Act.”

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/hyundai-construction-equipment-americas-inc-sentenced-19-million-criminal-fine-violating

September 19, 2019

“Under a settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Justice, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA) and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI)… has agreed to pay a $47 million civil penalty for violating Title II of the Clean Air Act.”

https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/hyundai-construction-vehicles-clean-air-act-settlement-information-sheet