China’s Jinpeng Chem plant catches fire; no casualties

23 March 2010 08:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--Fire broke out at Hubei Zaoyang Jinpeng Chemical’s organosilicon plant in central China on Monday afternoon with no reported injuries, a company source said on Tuesday.

The plant had been shut down following the accident, he said.

It took three hours to put out the fire that erupted at around 16:30 hours local time (08:30 hours GMT), destroying one of the company’s workshops, said a local government official.

About one tonne of non-toxic organosilicon and methylsilicone oil leaked at the plant due to the accident, the official said, adding that an investigation is ongoing on what caused the fire.

Jinpeng Chemical is based at Zaoyang city in Hubei province, central China.

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