Join Free For Buyer|Sign In

Professional Online Trade Platform for API, Preparation and Pharmaceutical Machinery and Equipment_EN-CPhI.cn

You are here:  Home >>  News >>  Top Stories >>  10 killed in explosion at Chinese pharma plant

10 killed in explosion at Chinese pharma plant

April 18, 2019 By fiercepharma

Although China has made efforts to boost safety in its chemical manufacturing sector, deadly accidents are still considered common. An explosion and fire at a Chinese drug manufacturing plant proved deadly Monday when 10 workers were reportedly killed by smoke inhalation.

10 killed in explosion at Chinese pharma plant

The explosion at the Qilu Tianhe Huishi Pharmaceutical Co. facility in eastern Shandong province was ignited by sparks from a pipe being welded at the plant, Rappler reported, citingstate news agency Xinhua. A dozen rescue workers also were hurt but were not in life-threatening condition, the agency said.

An investigation has reportedly been launched. According to Rappler, Qilu Tianhe has invested about 1 billion yuan ($150 million) in the 280,000-square-meter facility in Jinan. 

The publication said this blast follows by a month an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern Jiangsu province that killed 78 and injured hundreds. In 2015, GlaxoSmithKline had to stop production at a plant in Tianjin after a series of explosions and a massive fire at a chemical storage warehouse in the industrial district killed 160 and caused widespread damage. No one at the GSK plant was injured by the nearby blast, but the facility was damaged. 

Register as Visitor to CPhI China 2019!

Register as Visitor to CPhI China 2019!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Editor's Note:

To apply for becoming a contributor of En-CPhI.cn,

welcome to send your CV and sample works to us,

Email: Julia.Zhang@ubmsinoexpo.com.

Readers'Comments
Add a comment
Click here to Login or to Register for free. You will be taken back to your selected item after Login/Registration.
More>> MarketNews
More>> Editors’Picks
More>> TopStories
More>> HotTags
Follow Us
CPhI Online Trade Platform: Worldwide|English|中国站
Customer Service:  86-400 610 1188 (9: 00-18: 00, Mon-Fri)
About Us| Contact Us| Terms of Services| Privacy Policy| Intellectual Property Statement| Links | Site Map
Copyright 2006-20 Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (All Rights Reserved). ICP 05034851-53
网页对话
live chat