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Fire at lead smelter in Gansu leaves 8 dead and 10 injured

Published by MAC on 2007-09-14

Fire at lead smelter in Gansu leaves 8 dead and 10 injured

Interfax Metals China

14th September 2007

A fire that broke out at a lead smelting plant in Gansu Province Sunday morning killed 8 and left 10 injured, a Jiuquan Municipal Work Safety Administration official told Interfax on September 10th

A slag spout set fire to an oxygen-enriched top-blown converter at Guazhou Industrial Park Lead Smelter Co. Ltd. in Jiuquan city. Out of the four technicians on site at the time, three were killed instantly, leaving one severely injured. The rest of the wounded were transported for hospitalization immediately.

The lead smelter was officially commissioned on Sept. 2, following a previous trial-run period and hasa designed annual production capacity of 50,000 tons of lead ingot and 60,000 tons of vitriol.

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