China's workplace accidents frequent in first quarter

15:36, April 28, 2010      

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According to the State Administration of Work Safety, China registered frequent major accidents in the first quarter this year.

There were 23 large-scale accidents, with each of them killing over 10 people. In addition to those killed, 432 people were injured or missing, six more cases involving 151 more people compared to the same period last year. The number of injured or missing was up by 35.3 percent and 53.7 percent, respectively.

In particular, there were four serious accidents in coal mines where 150 people were killed or missing, three cases or 72 more people than the previous year. The number of killed or missing in coal mines was up 300 percent and 92.3 percent, respectively.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:张心意)

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