Two dead, six injured in industrial accidents
Read the original news
Three serious industrial accidents occurred in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Ca Mau yesterday, killing two people and injuring six others.
The scene of the steam boiler explosion in Hai Phong yesterday Photo: Phap Luat
At 6 am yesterday morning, 54-year-old Nguyen Van Khi of Ward 9 in Ca Mau City, the deputy foreman of the Minh Phu Seafood Corporation, fell from a floor of the corporation’s plant in Ward 8 when he was checking the operating valves of a product conveyor system.
He was taken to the Ca Mau General Hospital for emergency treatment, but died soon after due to severe injuries.
The same morning, a large steam boiler suddenly exploded at the My Huong Paper Joint Stock Company in Hai Phong City’s An Lao District, seriously injuring six workers -- four men and two women -- who were later admitted to a local hospital in critical condition.
The US$143,000 boiler, which was totally destroyed, was certified to meet technical qualification standards in March 2010, said Vu Khac Long, the company director.
The local police have examined the scene and are investigating the cause of the explosion.
At 3 pm later that day, a male construction worker, whose name was not announced, fell from the scaffolding on the sixth floor of a building in Hanoi’s Cau Giay District and died on the spot.
He was taking sand bags from a pulley that carried them up from the ground when the scaffold collapsed, his workmates said.