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Furnace fall in Baosteel kills 2, injures 13

Updated: 2012-12-18 07:56
By Shi Jing in Shanghai ( China Daily)

Two people were killed and 13 injured - including one man who remains in critical condition with third-degree burns on 99 percent of his body - after molten iron spilled from a refining furnace at a steel plant in Shanghai on Monday.

Officials at the plant, owned by Baosteel Group Corp, China's largest listed steelmaker, said the accident happened around 9:10 am when workers were clearing molten slag from the furnace.

According to a preliminary investigation by the Shanghai Administration of Work Safety, a hook lifting the furnace failed, toppling the 270-ton structure.

Furnace fall in Baosteel kills 2, injures 13