A sad report from Agence France-Press shared by Industry Week today has the details of a blast in a factory in Beijing which killed 12 people dead and another 20 missing. Below is an excerpt of their report. Click here to read the full story.
China Factory Blast Leaves 13 Dead
BEIJING, May 21, 2013 (AFP) – A blast which ripped through an explosives plant in China has left 13 people dead and another 20 missing, an official said Tuesday, compounding the country’s poor industrial safety record.
Another 19 people were injured in the explosion on Monday at a three-storey workshop owned by Poly Explosives (Jinan), a state-owned company in the eastern province of Shandong, the Xinhua news agency reported.
Televised images showed orange-suited rescue workers combing through rubble after one building completely collapsed, leaving a framework of bent metal and scattered bricks.