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Liquid ammonia leak kills 15 people in Shanghai

By Associated Press


 BEIJING (AP) — At least 15 people were killed Saturday after liquid ammonia leaked from a refrigeration unit at a cold storage plant in China’s financial hub of Shanghai, the local government said.

Twenty-five people were injured in the accident, which happened at a plant in the Baoshan district of the east coast city, the Shanghai government Information Office said. Five of the injured were in serious condition.

The government identified the plant as Weng’s Cold Storage Industrial Co. Ltd., but gave no further details. The cause of the leak was not immediately known and investigations led by the city’s work safety bureau were under way, it said.

The Information Office said an environmental monitoring station in the district did not detect any negative impact from the leak.

Industrial accidents are common in China due to lax safety and building standards.

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cojef wrote:
If they had OSHA in China, they can have a field day for a long time.
on August 31,2013 | 09:43AM
tutulois wrote:
Is anyone surprised by this? The Chinese are where the Brits were 150 years ago; where America was about 100 years ago, in terms of safety -- not only for workers, but for the general population. About 150 years ago in New York state, hundreds of infants died because of adulterated milk products...sound familiar/? At least SOME of our government regulations have had a good effect.
on August 31,2013 | 10:39AM
HD36 wrote:
The Chinese government is at fault for the death of its citizens from chemicals! Start buying Raytheon stock.
on August 31,2013 | 01:12PM
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