The Militant (logo)

Vol. 77/No. 23      June 17, 2013

Profit drive kills 119 poultry workers in China

Residents of Dehui, Jilin province, in northeast China, protest June 4 outside a chicken slaughter plant where at least 119 workers were killed and dozens injured a day earlier as a result of the bosses’ negligence and lack of concern for the lives of workers. Provincial officials told the media that an ammonia leak sparked an explosion that led to a fire at the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Co. factory. More than 300 workers were inside the plant at the time. Only one side door was open, with all other exit doors locked, a worker at the plant told the Chinese newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily.  


Related articles:
Miners, supporters protest Patriot assault on UMWA
Bankruptcy judge backs bosses’ union busting
Join June 17 UMWA rally in St. Louis
On the Picket Line
Front page (for this issue) | Home | Text-version home