worker safety

Jilin Slaughterhouse Fire Raises Safety Concerns

The death toll from a fire at a Jilin slaughterhouse on Monday has risen to at least 120, prompting the detention of a senior official at the plant’s operator, anger on the part of bereaved relatives, and a call from the...

More Than 60 Killed in Jilin Slaughterhouse Fire

A fire at a Jilin poultry slaughterhouse early on Monday morning killed at least 61 people, according to Xinhua: Over 300 workers were in the plant when the accident happened, survivors told Xinhua, adding they heard a sudden...

Political Connections Linked to Higher Worker Death Rates

At Bloomberg Businessweek, Christina Larson examines a previously featured study which found a strong correlation between executives’ political connections and higher death rates among employees. Coal mining in China is...

Worker Deaths Linked to Political Connections

Fatal accidents are five times more frequent at Chinese companies with political connections, new research claims. The finding adds weight to accusations that executives’ political ties allow them to get away with placing...

Workers Killed in Blast at China Plant of iPad Maker Foxconn

More tragedy for Foxconn workers, as an explosion at a Chengdu plant killed two workers and injured at least ten. From the Guardian: A spokesman for the company said people had been injured in a fire at the plant but that it had...

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