Molten steel kills 32 workers in Liaoning,China
Thursday, April 19, 2007
The ladle containing 1,500-degree-Celsius liquid steel poured into an open room, where employees take breaks in-between shift changes, at 7:45 a.m. local time. At least 6 others were injured, one of them critically.
"It is the most serious accident to hit China's steel industry since 1949," said China's deputy head of the State Administration of Work Safety, Sun Huashan.
At least 4 workers have been arrested after the accident. The manager of mill, an operator, technician and a supervisor of a workshop were all arrested and are being questioned as an investigation in launched into what caused the accident to occur.
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