Fatal accidents on the rise

2,000 workers have died in China during the last 10 months
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/23/2006

Fatal workplace accidents have risen in China during the past 10 months claiming some 2,000 victims, said a senior cabinet official.

Wang Xianzheng, vice-minister of the State Administration, said 101 serious accidents, which left 2,166 dead, occurred from January to October.

The death toll has risen by 10.4 per cent compared with the same period last year.