China Crackdown on Work Accidents – BBC News

olympics%20safety.jpg From BBC News:

Dozens of Chinese officials are to be prosecuted or punished over fatal accidents in the workplace – where 100,000 Chinese die each year.

Works Minister Wang Wei announced that prosecutors would consider cases against 78 managers and officials, and 105 had already been disciplined. The move comes after inquiries into five incidents where 189 people died. Meanwhile, officials say they are willing to investigate reports that 10 workers have died at an Olympic site . [Full Text]

[Image: Olympic officials have denied claims 10 people died at Beijing’s stadium, from Getty Images.]

January 22, 2008 10:43 AM
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