News Summary: China plant safety 'chaotic'

The Associated Press
June 7, 2013

PLANTING BLAME: China's workplace safety agency said negligence among factory managers and government inspectors caused "extremely chaotic" work-safety conditions at a poultry plant where a deadly fire killed 120 workers.

CHARGES LIKELY: The accusations raise the likelihood of prosecutions of company and government officials, although it's unclear whether any high-ranking officials will be dismissed.

WHAT HAPPENED: While the official cause of the poultry plant disaster hasn't been announced, initial reports said the fire appeared to have been sparked by an explosion from leaking ammonia in the plant's cooling system.