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3 killed as hot metal ladle crane malfunctions at Shandong Fulun
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Thursday, 09 Dec 2010

It is reported that 3 workers died and 5 others were injured on Wednesday after a ladle of hot metal spilled at an ironworks in east China's Shandong Province.

The accident happened at 7 AM at the plant owned by Shandong Fulun Iron and Steel Co Ltd in Laiwu City.

As per report, the ladle was suspended from a crane and it fell when the sling suddenly failed.

An initial investigation showed the accident might have been triggered by a crane malfunction. City work safety officials are still investigating the cause of the accident.

(Sourced from Xinhua)

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