According to Worker’s Daily, by October 17, 2011, ten major production accidents had occurred across China, making October of 2011 the highest work accident occurrence month this year. Work safety in China is now in a grave situation.
On October 21, 2011, Luo Lin, head of the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS), said at the National Safety Production Video Conference that more major accidents had occurred in the beginning of the fourth quarter than in the same period for the last 3 years. In October of 2010, there were 6 major production accidents across China. This October, by October 17, 2011, 10 major production accidents occurred in China with 151 casualties and missing people. The accidents involved several industries, with the most being in coal mining.
Source: Worker’s Daily, October 22, 2011