A month ago, China’s premier ordered mining officials to go down into the shafts with their workers, but the step meant to improve safety in the world’s deadliest mines hasn’t saved lives.
From AP: Rescuers found two bodies in a flooded coal shaft in northwestern China and 11 miners remained trapped Monday ¡ª a reminder of the dangers of an industry that claimed the lives of 40 others in recent days. More than 100 rescuers pumped water out of the mine shaft
BEIJING ¨C Dozens of local Chinese officials and reporters have been charged with bribery in the cover-up of a coal mine accident that killed 35 people just weeks before the Beijing Olympics, a newspaper reported Monday.
Ten journalists and 48 officials have been charged with taking bribes to cover up a mining disaster last year, according to a report published on Monday in China Daily, an official English-language newspaper.
While both China and the world welcomed the opening of the Olympics with great anticipation and ceremony, the Paralympics are closing with much of the world in crisis mode.
On July 2nd, about 600 miles north of Xian, a coal mine collapsed, claiming the lives of eighteen workers. As the families of the lost miners mourn their loss, it might be time to remember the disaster is not a rare occurrence, even statistically.
China is making effort to tighten its grip on the 2 trillion yuan social security fund because of corruption. The lax system and cases of embezzlement have left China no option but to keep a closer watch on the appropriation of social security funds. An increase of mining deaths in a few days has once again triggered a strong response from top officials. While two mining operation managers were sentenced for their negligence in the deaths of 166 miners two years ago, the government seems to be at a loss as to what to do to stop unsafe mines from operating.
During the past week, people”s lives across China were disturbed by the noxious antibiotic injection–clindamycin phosphate glucose produced by the Anhui Huayuan Worldbest Biology Pharmacy Co., a subsidiary of Shanghai Worldbest Co.Ltd. As of now more than 80 cases of severe adverse reactions to the drug, including six possible deaths, have been reported in 10 provinces, according to the Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Center of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). Severe adverse reactions have occurred after taking the drug, ranging from chest, kidney or stomach pains, vomiting to anaphylactic shock. The six deaths were reported from the provinces of Hunan, Sichuan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Shaanxi and Hubei.