China Reports Major Decline in Accidents – AP

From AP:

A five-year campaign to improve China’s notoriously deadly industrial safety record is seeing results, with accidental deaths falling by 13.9 percent in the first ten months of this year, the country’s top safety official said Monday.

Since the institution of the Safety Production Law in 2003, the number of accidental deaths has fallen by a growing rate each year, from 1.7 percent the first year to 11.2 percent last year, said Li Yizhong, head of the State Administration of Work Safety.

“Production safety around the country is stable overall and the development trend is a change for the better,” Li wrote in an essay posted on the administration’s Web site. [Full Text]

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