Friday, October 31, 2014   

Sinopec called to account over Qingdao pipe blast
(01-09 14:48)

An official inquiry blames state-owned oil giant Sinopec and local authorities in the city of Qingdao for a November pipeline explosion that killed 62 people, state media reported.
The State Administration of Work Safety found that Sinopec and the Qingdao city government “are responsible for not identifying and correcting potential safety hazards'' related to the blast, state broadcaster China Central Television reported, citing a summary of an investigation.
The inquiry found that the pipeline itself was improperly designed and the emergency response in the wake of the explosion –- which also injured 136 – was poorly handled, it said.
“The report has been handed over to the State Council and will be released to the public later,’’ the CCTV summary said.
Xinhua called the November 22 explosion China's deadliest since at least 2005.—AFP
   
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