Printer Friendly

LEAD: 1 dead, 2 hurt in Chiba tire plant blast.

CHIBA, Japan, Sept. 11 Kyodo

(EDS: ADDING NAMES, OTHER INFO IN 2ND-3RD PARAS)

A furnace at a tire-recycling plant in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, exploded Thursday morning, killing one employee and injuring two others, one seriously, the police said.

Shuichi Tsuda died after the blast ripped through the upper part of the 15-meter-tall furnace at the Fuji Recycle plant and caused a fire that died down after two hours, the police said. Hiroyasu Keda sustained serious injuries.

Tsuda and Keda were closing a lid on the furnace when the blast occurred at 9:10 a.m., the police said.

The furnace was for melting used tires and collecting vaporized oil, according to the company.

The plant is located in a hilly, sparsely populated area, the police said.
COPYRIGHT 2003 Kyodo News International, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2003 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Japan Transportation Scan
Date:Sep 15, 2003
Words:126
Previous Article:Nara police shoot, injure 2 men in car attempting getaway.
Next Article:3RD LD: Typhoon Maemi moves up from Miyakojima, leaves 94 hurt.


Related Articles
Fireworks blast kills 7 in Spain.
Kawasaki Steel to dismantle Chiba blast furnace to cut costs.
NKK, Kawasaki Steel to integrate, scrap production equipment.
Thirty feared dead in three Saudi blasts.
BOMBING KILLS 34 CHILDREN.
LEAD: GSDF chopper makes emergency landing in Chiba, no one hurt.
Syria-explosion.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters