China's third accident in a week sees death toll rise

Cozier, Muriel
June 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;6/26/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 25, p40
Trade Publication
This article reports that the death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China's eastern Anhui province rose in June 2006. The explosion highlights China's battle to enhance both environmental and occupational safety standards. The blast was China's third-serious industrial incident in a week. To minimize risks to workers and the environment, Beijing is amending work safety laws to include stiffer punishments and better protection. INSET: ACCIDENT RECORD.


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