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December 20, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
On-the-Job Risk to Workers Increases: The death toll from industrial accidents in China rose 112.9% to 11,600 in the first eight months of this year compared with the same period in 1992, the state-run China Daily reported last week. The admission highlights what critics suggest is the dark side of China's phenomenal economic growth this year. Beijing's drive to attract foreign investment and boost production hasn't been matched by a similar commitment to worker safety, critics contend.
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July 18, 2001 | Associated Press
A 600-ton crane at a Shanghai shipyard collapsed Tuesday, killing at least 36 people, the official New China News Agency reported. More bodies were buried beneath the collapsed crane at the Shanghai Hudong Shipyard, according to the report and an official at the yard. Workers were elevating the crane when it fell, bringing down a structure where 30 laborers were working. The cause of the accident was under investigation, said the Chinese official, who would not give her name.
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December 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Rescuers have abandoned hope of finding more survivors of a coal mine explosion in north China that may have killed nearly 50 people, and another mine blast in southwest China has left 17 dead, officials said Sunday. Crews digging by hand at the northern Hulun Beier No. 2 coal mine near China's border with Mongolia found the bodies of three more victims Saturday, a week after the explosion, said a mine official, who gave just his surname, Li.
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December 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Rescuers have abandoned hope of finding more survivors of a coal mine explosion in north China that may have killed nearly 50 people, and another mine blast in southwest China has left 17 dead, officials said Sunday. Crews digging by hand at the northern Hulun Beier No. 2 coal mine near China's border with Mongolia found the bodies of three more victims Saturday, a week after the explosion, said a mine official, who gave just his surname, Li.
BUSINESS
July 4, 1994 | From Reuters
China has ordered foreign-financed joint ventures to set up official trade unions by the end of the year, blaming a lack of organizations for a spate of deadly workplace accidents. Zhang Dinghua, vice chairman of the state-controlled All-China Federation of Trade Unions, said 12% of foreign-financed joint ventures had unions, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
NEWS
August 11, 1993 | Associated Press
The death toll has climbed to 13 from last week's explosions in a Shenzhen flammable goods warehouse, the official People's Daily said Tuesday.
NEWS
February 16, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fire that tore through a Chinese department store and killed 79 people was blamed on lax workers doing electrical welding. The blaze ripped through the three-story Linxi department store in the northeastern city of Tangshan during peak shopping hours Sunday afternoon. It ranked as one of the deadliest fires to strike China in recent years. Safety standards have become the object of increasing concern as China embarks on a nationwide construction craze.
NEWS
August 6, 1993 | CHRISTINE COURTNEY and DAVID HOLLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Firefighters in South China's showcase city of Shenzhen extinguished a massive blaze today caused by a series of industrial explosions that Chinese officials said killed at least seven people and injured 137. At a press briefing in Shenzhen, Chinese authorities told reporters the cause of the explosion is being investigated. The official New China News Agency said late Thursday night that the blasts began at the Anmao Dangerous Goods Shipping & Storage Co. on the city's outskirts.
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October 23, 1988 | From Reuters
An explosion at a petrochemical refinery in Shanghai on Saturday killed 25 people and injured 16, the official New China News Agency reported. Most of the victims were construction workers from outside Shanghai, the agency said. It did not say if any foreigners were involved. Production at the refinery, which is operated by the Gaoqiao Petrochemical Co. later returned to normal. The cause of the accident is being investigated, the news agency said.
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March 12, 2000 | Associated Press
An explosion in an unlicensed firecracker factory in eastern China killed 33 people and injured 10 others, two seriously, state media said. The explosion ripped through the workshop in a village outside Pingxiang on Saturday morning, the official New China News Agency reported. The report said that the factory, owned by two farmers, did not have a license and that the cause of the explosion was under investigation.
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March 12, 2000 | Associated Press
An explosion in an unlicensed firecracker factory in eastern China killed 33 people and injured 10 others, two seriously, state media said. The explosion ripped through the workshop in a village outside Pingxiang on Saturday morning, the official New China News Agency reported. The report said that the factory, owned by two farmers, did not have a license and that the cause of the explosion was under investigation.
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June 29, 1997 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A massive fire in a suburban chemical plant here left three people dead and dozens injured, city officials said Saturday. The blaze erupted at 9:30 p.m. Friday in a storage-container area of the Dongfang Chemical Factory in Beijing's Tongzhou district, said a city spokesman who identified himself as Mr. Sun. Three people were killed and 64 were injured, 12 of them seriously.
NEWS
December 3, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
A huge gas explosion at a coal mine in northern China has killed 91 people, and the death toll could climb, an official said today. The blast created a shock wave that injured one person above ground, an official at the rescue center for the Dongcun mine at Guojiayao in Shanxi province said by telephone. Government spokesman Ni Yuan said rescue workers had recovered 91 bodies from the ruins of the coal mine since the explosion at midday Wednesday.
NEWS
December 10, 1995 | Reuters
A fire killed 18 young women when it ripped through a four-story sauna and bathhouse in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, the New China News Agency said Saturday. The blaze erupted Friday night in the flourishing capital of Guangdong province abutting Hong Kong, the official news agency said. It said the victims, all attendants at the bathhouse, died of smoke inhalation.
BUSINESS
July 4, 1994 | From Reuters
China has ordered foreign-financed joint ventures to set up official trade unions by the end of the year, blaming a lack of organizations for a spate of deadly workplace accidents. Zhang Dinghua, vice chairman of the state-controlled All-China Federation of Trade Unions, said 12% of foreign-financed joint ventures had unions, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
On-the-Job Risk to Workers Increases: The death toll from industrial accidents in China rose 112.9% to 11,600 in the first eight months of this year compared with the same period in 1992, the state-run China Daily reported last week. The admission highlights what critics suggest is the dark side of China's phenomenal economic growth this year. Beijing's drive to attract foreign investment and boost production hasn't been matched by a similar commitment to worker safety, critics contend.
NEWS
December 10, 1995 | Reuters
A fire killed 18 young women when it ripped through a four-story sauna and bathhouse in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, the New China News Agency said Saturday. The blaze erupted Friday night in the flourishing capital of Guangdong province abutting Hong Kong, the official news agency said. It said the victims, all attendants at the bathhouse, died of smoke inhalation.
NEWS
June 29, 1997 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A massive fire in a suburban chemical plant here left three people dead and dozens injured, city officials said Saturday. The blaze erupted at 9:30 p.m. Friday in a storage-container area of the Dongfang Chemical Factory in Beijing's Tongzhou district, said a city spokesman who identified himself as Mr. Sun. Three people were killed and 64 were injured, 12 of them seriously.
NEWS
November 20, 1993 | Associated Press
More than 80 workers, mostly women, died and dozens more were severely burned Friday in a fire that swept through a plastic-toy factory in southern China. Many of the casualties were blamed on locked or sealed windows and doors that prevented workers from escaping, Hong Kong newspapers said today. The fire raced through the first two stories of the three-story Zhili Handicraft Factory in Kuiyong, near the southern Chinese boom town of Shenzhen.
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August 11, 1993 | Associated Press
The death toll has climbed to 13 from last week's explosions in a Shenzhen flammable goods warehouse, the official People's Daily said Tuesday.
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