SOE tried to cover up blast|Society|chinadaily.com.cn: The country's top work safety watchdog on Thursday condemned a subsidiary of a State-owned enterprise which tried to cover up a deadly explosion at a railway tunnel project in North China and called for heavier punishment for such violations.
The explosion, which killed eight people and injured five, occurred around about 2:40 pm on Dec 25 when the workers were setting explosives in a tunnel under construction in Shanxi province, according to the Work Safety Committee of the State Council.
The accident was caused by illegal blasting operations, according to an initial investigation by the Shanxi provincial government, the statement said.
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