New Beijing News reporter searched public information and found that the chemical plant involved was the leading enterprise in Hengkou Demonstration Zone. It had not completely closed the sewage sedimentation tank, causing odor discharged to disturb the people. In a production safety inspection in 2015, 14 enterprises including the enterprise were found to have potential safety hazards.
The deceased were all employees of the company.
Earlier today, a reporter from the Beijing News learned from the Ankang Emergency Management Bureau that six of the victims died of suffocation and poisoning, with a sex of 15 men and 1 woman. After one female worker fell into the sewage pool, another five people fell into the pool one after another in the rescue process, causing an accident.
Tian Eye Check shows that Ankang Hengxiang Biochemical Co., Ltd. was established in November 2004 with a registered capital of 50 million RMB, and its legal representative is Zhang Jing. Its industry column is Chemical Raw Materials and Chemical Products Manufacturing Industry, and its business scope is environmental-friendly extraction and processing of plants and acquisition of agricultural by-products.
In the official statement, the company is the leading enterprise in Hengkou Demonstration Zone of Ankang City.
Today, a reporter from Beijing News searched the official website of the Management Committee of Hengkou Demonstration Zone in Ankang City and found that in May 2015, the website published an article entitled Research on Overall Urban and Rural Development of Hengkou Demonstration Zone in Ankang City, which mentioned that one of the advantages of Hengkou Demonstration Zone in Ankang City is that it has a good industrial foundation. Hengkou Demonstration Zone has formed modern ecological agriculture and characteristic aquatic product maintenance. Five pillar industries, namely, eco-agriculture, silk products, industrial processing, bio-chemical industry, trade and logistics, are featured by Yunnan, Baoye silk, precision instruments, Hengsheng Mining Industry and Hengxiang Chemical Industry.
At noon today, a reporter from the Beijing News called the company. A staff member confirmed that the six people who died in the accident were all employees of the company and said that the company had indeed stopped production on October 6. He said it was unclear why there were accidents after the cessation of labor.
Wastewater sedimentation tank has not been completely closed, resulting in the discharge of odor
The reporter of Beijing News noticed that the Ankang Municipal Governments official website issued the results of handling the publics appeals on September 24. In response to a local womans response to Hengxiang Chemical Sewage Direct Drainage, it was said that on August 15 and August 25, law enforcement officers organized by the Ankang Ecological Environment Bureau conducted investigations by the Yuehe River, and no direct discharge of Hengxiang Chemical Sewage was found, but the enterprise did not completely close the sewage sedimentation. Pools, the outflow of odor has a certain impact on the surrounding masses.
It is mentioned in the article that the law enforcement officers of the Municipal Environmental Supervision Detachment ordered the enterprise to seal the sludge sedimentation tank on the spot and prohibit odor discharging to disturb the people. It also ordered the enterprise to strengthen the management of ventilation facilities during the production period, and to discharge the irritating odor after treatment. At the same time, sludge dewatering operations should be carried out to avoid the peak period of crowd activities, in order to avoid the impact on nearby residents.
Reporters from the Beijing News also noted that the official website of Ankang Municipal Government showed that 14 enterprises such as Hengxiang Chemical Industry were inspected during a special inspection of production safety in May 2015. A total of 30 hidden dangers were detected, and they were asked to rectify immediately.
The relevant articles of this inspection pointed out that in the process of inspection, the main problems are that enterprises generally attach more importance to production than safety, lack of safety investment, and take chances in safety production. In addition, safety education and propaganda work are not in place, workerssafety awareness is weak, lack of self-protection awareness and so on.
Six workers fell into a sewage tank and died in an enterprise in Ankang, Shaanxi Province
The reporter learned from the Management Committee of Hengkou Demonstration Area, Ankang City, Shaanxi Province, that on the afternoon of October 11, 2019, six employees of a local enterprise accidentally fell into the sewage pool while working. After the incident, the local authorities immediately launched rescue, and then six people were rescued. As of 6 p.m., six people were rescued without vital signs.
Official death of 6 workers in Shaanxi Province who fell into a sewage pool: the enterprises concerned stopped production 5 days ago
Ankang Hengxiang Biochemical Co., Ltd. was registered in Hanbin Industrial and Commercial Bureau on November 25, 2004. Its registered capital is 50 million yuan. Zhang Mou, the legal representative, is mainly engaged in environmental protection extraction and processing of plants and acquisition of agricultural and sideline products. The company ceased production on October 6.