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China: Unsafe practices highlighted in firework plant explosions

Date: 23 Sep 2003

According to the China Labour Bulletin, four separate explosions took place in fireworks factories in various parts of China in the space of a single week, leading to the death of at least 31 people. The report came as the State Administration of Work Safety reported that the number of fatal accidents in some industries has increased, in spite of government actions to seek to reduce these.


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