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Explosion at Melamine Plant in China Kills 14

3:44 PM MST | November 21, 2011 | Kara Sissell

An explosion at Shandong Liaherd Chemical Industry Co.’s (Zibo, Shandong Province, China) melamine production facility at Xintai, Shandong Province on November 19, killed 14 and injured five employees, say press reports. The incident happened when workers were repairing a condenser, reports say. Four employees died immediately and 10 died later in a hospital. The five injured employees are now in a stable condition, reports say. The cause of the explosion is not known, and an investigation is underway to determine the...


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