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Residents gather as they attend a candlelight vigil for victims of a factory explosion, in Kunshan, Jiangsu province

Residents gather as they attend a candlelight vigil for victims of a factory explosion, in Kunshan, Jiangsu province August 2, 2014. China suffered its worst industrial accident in a year on Saturday when an explosion killed at least 68 people and injured more than 120 at a factory in China that makes wheels for U.S. carmakers, including General Motors. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

Blast at China car parts plant

Yahoo News

Chinese investigators faulted poor safety measures for an explosion at an auto parts factory that killed 71 people and injured more than 180, with news reports Sunday revealing that workers had long complained of dangerous levels of dust and inadequate cleaning practices at the facility.


Metal dust produced from polishing steel hubcaps ignited Saturday morning at the factory in the eastern Chinese city of Kunshan, causing an explosion that destroyed almost the entire roof of the plant, city officials said. More than 200 workers were at the factory at the time of the blast, China's most serious industrial disaster since a fire at a poultry plant killed 119 people in June last year. (AP)

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