Carbon monoxide leakage kills two in NE China
( 2003-12-08 13:40) (Xinhua)
Two workers have been killed and another ten hospitalized in a carbon
monoxide leakage accident in Haicheng city of northeast China's Liaoning
The accident occurred at about ten o'clock Sunday morning in Texin Fire-proof
Material Factory. Four workers were poisoned because of carbon monoxide leakage
when they were working in a spare gas pipe. Some other workers at the site were
also poisoned when they went into the pipe for rescue.
The local government had sent experts to the site for rescue work right after
the accident and a special team has been set up to investigate the cause of the
Experts warned residents, companies and government organizations to pay close
attention to carbon monoxide poisoning in winter as gas and stools are commonly
used for heating in north China.