22 May 2009 12:57 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--A hydrofluoric acid leak has killed one worker at a plant that is operated by a subsidiary of the Juhua Group in Quzhou, in eastern Zhejiang province, a company source said on Friday.
The worker at Zhejiang Kaisn Fluorochemical Co died from serious injuries after a soft pipeline between a tank car and a storage tank cracked, the Juhua source said.
Around 120 residents of a nearby village were sickened after smelling toxic gas that drifted from the plant, according to the source.
However, the source declined to say whether the company’s production had been affected.
“The local air quality has already recovered to normal level yesterday according to the monitor result of local environmental department,” the source said.
Zhejiang Kaisn Fluorochemical Co is engaged in the research, development, production and trade of fluorochemical products.
To discuss issues facing the chemical industry go to ICIS connect
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections