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Explosion at Chemical Plant in Southern China Kills at Least 4

An explosion at a chemical plant in southern China on Tuesday [Oct. 15] killed at least four people and injured six, the local government said, in the latest of a string of such accidents. The Guangxi regional emergency rescue service …

Death Toll Rises from Chinese Gas Plant Explosion

Authorities in central China said Sunday the death toll in a gas plant explosion has risen to 15 with another 15 seriously injured. Three people who were previously missing have been found dead, said local authorities. About 270 firefighters and …

Chemical Multinationals Must Stop Cutting Corners in Sourcing: Report on China Blast

A prominent Chinese environmental group has called on chemicals multinationals to stop “cutting corners” by outsourcing business to Chinese suppliers that violate safety regulations after an investigation into a deadly explosion at a factory in March. In a new study, …

Chinese Authorities Shut Industrial Park After Chemical Blast Kills 78 People

Authorities are shutting down an eastern China industrial park after 78 people were killed last month by a chemical explosion, the city government said Friday. Local departments have met to discuss how to eliminate chemical plants with low safety standards …

China Factory Explosion Kills 7 People in Second Deadly Blast During March

A plant explosion in China’s Jiangsu province killed seven people on Sunday, authorities said, the second deadly blast in the province this month as Beijing begins a nationwide industrial safety inspection campaign. The blast involved a container of scrap metal …

Massive Explosion at Chinese Pesticide Plant Kills at Least 64

Rescuers in eastern China pulled a survivor from rubble early on Saturday [March 23], two days after a massive explosion at a pesticide plant killed at least 64 people, flattening nearby buildings and shattering windows more than a mile away. …

India Coal-Fired Power Plant Explosion Kills 32 After 7 Months of Operation

An explosion at a newly commissioned unit of a coal-fired power plant in northern India killed 32 people, while about 80 are still recovering from injuries in one of the nation’s worst industrial disasters in recent years. Flue gases and …

U.S. Refineries’ Accident Risk on Rise Due to Labor Shortage

After years of running flat out, U.S. Gulf Coast refiners are lining up repairs to plants in 2017 – but facing a severe labor shortage that could delay work, drive up costs and raise accident risks. Fuel producers such as …