Oil pipeline explosion in China kills over 50 people

Last week, a leaking oil pipeline in the eastern port city of Quingdao exploded as workers were trying to fix it, killing at least 55 people. The disaster was blamed on poor planning and poor maintenance of the network. Local authorities responded swiftly to the explosion, and police have now detained nine people over the blast. China’s Occupational Health & Safety record is very poor with an estimated 27,700 workers being killed in industrial accidents n the first half of 2013.