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One dead, five injured at explosion at IHI Shipyard

One dead, five injured at explosion at IHI Shipyard

Tokyo: An explosion yesterday at Japan-based IHI shipyard, formerly known as Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, has killed one man and injured five others, reports Bloomberg. Although the cause of the explosion has yet to be determined, a spokesperson for the yard is reported to have confirmed that the blast took place at 1700 hours and that one of the injured workers is currently in a coma.

A local newspaper, Chunichi, has attributed the cause of the accident to the ignition of gas from corrosion-proof coating materials.   [07/08/07]

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