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Baosteel furnace falls, killing 2, injuring 13

Date: 2012-12-17

Two workers were killed and another 13 injured after a ladle furnace in a steel plant in Shanghai fell off at about 9:10am this morning.

Baosteel Group, the country's largest steel company, reported the accident on its official Weibo microblog.

The ladle furnace toppled as the workers of the MCC Baosteel Technology Service Co were removing slags from it, the company said.

Among the workers sent to the hospital for burn treatment, five are suffering serious injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, Shanghai work safety officials said.

(Source: Shanghai Daily)