The cause of 23 dead explosions in Zhangjiakou was ascertained: chemical gas leaks in chemical plants, and explosions on the road

Xinhua News Agency, Shijiazhuang, November 30th On November 30th, the Zhangjiakou Municipal Government of Hebei Province held a press conference on the “11·28” deflagration accident to report the preliminary investigation results of the accident. It has been initially found that the deflagration accident was caused by the leakage of vinyl chloride gas cabinet of Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co., Ltd. of China National Chemical Corporation, and the leaked vinyl chloride spread to the road outside the factory area, which was caused by the explosion of open flame.

At 0:41 on November 28, a deflagration occurred near Shenghua Chemical Co., Ltd. in Da Canghe Town, Qiaodong District, Zhangjiakou City. After the accident, Hebei Province and Zhangjiakou City immediately set up an accident disposal site headquarters to quickly carry out on-site search and rescue, treatment of the injured, environmental monitoring, etc., and investigate the cause of the accident. Under the careful guidance and great help of the Emergency Management Department, the accident investigation team selected 15 industry authoritative experts from the China Chemical Industry Association, Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co., Ltd., and the Fire Protection Research Institute of the Emergency Management Department, and invited the public security department to explode national explosion experts. The accident investigation team formed the accident investigation, inspection of relevant materials, access to operational parameters, inquiries of relevant personnel, and technical analysis of experts. It has been initially identified that the direct cause of the “11·28” deflagration accident in Zhangjiakou City is: China National Chemical Corporation Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co., Ltd. leaked the vinyl chloride gas cabinet, and the leaked vinyl chloride spread to the road outside the factory. When the fire broke out in the open fire, 23 people who were waiting for the unloading vehicles on both sides of the parked road died and 22 people were injured. The relevant departments of the province and the city have always put the wounded in the first place and treated the life at all costs. As of now, the situation of casualties has not changed. Among the 22 wounded, 10 were hospitalized in Zhangjiakou, 8 in Beijing, and 4 minor wounded were discharged. The overall condition of the wounded was basically stable.

On the basis of existing work, Hebei Province will thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident, scientifically define the responsibility of the responsible person, and handle the accountability and accountability according to the law.