Lonely death highlights illegal workers’ plight

ABC News
Barbara Miller
September 20, 2010

For 12 years Korean tiler Myung Yeol Hwang worked on dozens of building sites in Australia, but in late August, after falling victim to a severe respiratory illness, he died penniless and virtually homeless.

Since then his body has been in the Glebe morgue in Sydney.

The CFMEU construction union says his death illustrates the problem of thousands of illegal workers who cannot afford, or are too afraid to seek, proper medical care in Australia. read more..

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