I’ve commented more than once on China’s workplace safety record, especially in the steel and coal industries, because they relate most specifically to metal stamping.
In this accident, a crane failure occurred while the laddle was full of molten steel.
In an irony I’m sure no one appreciates, they were having a safety meeting in that meeting room.
Survivors of a horrific industrial accident in northeast China Thursday recounted the gruesome scene at their factory when 26 tonnes of molten steel poured into a meeting room, killing 32 workers.
The accident happened at Qinghe Special Steel Corp, a relatively modern facility in China’s former industrial heartland in Liaoning province.