1 Dead, 12 Missing in China Chemical Plant Blast

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An explosion this morning at a chemical plant in China killed one and left twelve people missing.  Thirteen people were on the floor that produced emulsion explosives at the plant.  

Workplace safety has been a continuous problem in China.  A shoe factory fire killed sixteen people that prompted the government to shut down shoe factories to ensure safety compliance.

Last June, 121 people were killed in a poultry plant fire in China.  Investogators found that safety exits were blocked, trapping workers inside.