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Explosion at Aluminum Plant Kills 3, Injures 3

April 5, 2018

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Explosion at Aluminum Plant Kills 3, Injures 3
A factory for aluminum alloys exploded on Tuesday, killing three people and injuring several others.

An explosion at an aluminum plant in Yongi City, China early Tuesday morning killed left three people dead, Chinese state-run news organization Xinhua reported. Three others were injured in the wake of the blast.

Local officials told the news organization on Wednesday that the incident at the Yunhai Aluminum Company facility resulted from an uncontrolled flow of liquefied aluminum spilling into a cast well.

Three people died at the scene, and the three injured victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment, Xinhua said.

Established in 2010, The Yunhai Aluminum Company is a manufacturer of aluminum alloys, according to coverage by China Daily.

Workplace deaths hit a record low in China last year. The 38,000 fatalities recorded in 2017 represented a 10% drop from the previous year, according to data from the Chinese State Administration of Work Safety. In addition, 53,000 production-related accidents were logged during the period.

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