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14 killed in chemical plant explosion

(Xinhua)

10:29, November 20, 2011

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Fourteen workers were killed and five more injured Saturday in a chemical plant explosion in east China's Shandong Province, local authorities said.

The explosion occurred at about 2 pm at a melamine production facility of Shandong Liaherd Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. in the city of Xintai when workers were maintaining and repairing a condenser, the Xintai city government said in a statement late Saturday.

Four workers were killed and further 15 injured at the scene. But 10 injured died later at hospital after emergency medical treatment failed, raising the death toll to 14. The remaining five injured were in stable conditions, according to the statement.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

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OVER SEA at 2011-11-2075.72.239.*
THINGS LIKE THESE HAPPENED: 1. TOO RELAX ON REGULATIONS (NEARLY EVERYONE CAN HAVE A HAND-ON TRY TO REPAIR); 2. THE BOSSES USUALLY NEVER WERE THERE (GREAT FOODS/GREAT DRINKS SOME WHERE ELSE); 3. EVEN IF THERE, THEY ARE JUST ON LOOKERS.
Richard at 2011-11-2060.53.51.*
It seems as if there"s an explosion somewhere in China every one or two days. This indicates the following:1. Chinese security personnel are totally useless2. People fight back because of an unjust social system, one that makes a few millionaires and millions of paupers3. Foreign sabotage - like what East Germany experienced before it was overthrown4. All of the above.
See at 2011-11-2060.50.5.*
I have been hearing every alternative day there is a accident in china and people are killed. Can china have better policies ro regulations to make sure accident will not often occure in china and the officers that carrying out safety check are jobs loving employees
  

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