Accidents Kill Over 100,000 in China in 2007, Down 10% – Xinhua

12734136_13f80c2d0f.jpgXinhua reports on the number of accidental deaths in China. From Xinhua:

A senior official with the Chinese watchdog said Friday that 101,480 people died in workplace and transportation in 2007, down 10.1 percent year on year.

“The production safety situation is improving nationwide, but relevant agencies still shoulder arduous tasks in the coming year,” Li Yizhong, head of the State Administration of Work Safety, said at a national workplace safety meeting held Friday in Beijing.

“The total number of accidents last year – 506,376 – was still unacceptably big,” said Zhou Yongkang, a member of the Political Bureau of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee of the CPC Central Committee. [Full text]

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