China: Accident at Refinery Suspected Gas Leak Kills Three Workers at Petro China Refinery

Editor: Alexander Stark

Chinese state media reported on Monday that a suspected gas leak at a refinery in Dalian lead to the death of three workers.

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A gas leak lead to the death of three workers at Petro China's Dalian refinery. (sample image)
A gas leak lead to the death of three workers at Petro China's Dalian refinery. (sample image)
(Source: Petro China)

Beijing/China — According to Reuters, six others were injured in the incident on Saturday evening, adding that the men working for Henan Yanling Jingshun Petrochemical Machinery Equipment were carrying out maintenance at the West Pacific Petrochemical Corp (Wepec) plant, in northeast Liaoning province.

The news agency quotes China News reporting that the men were thought to have been poisoned by hydrogen sulphide, a highly toxic gas found in natural gas and crude petroleum. A Wepec official told the agency that production at the 200,000-barrels per day plant had not been affected by the accident.

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