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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.