BEIJING, (Xinhua) — Accidents caused by special equipment, such as elevators and boilers, killed 10 people and injured another 10 in August of 2013, according to official data issued on Sunday.
The death toll was the same with the same period of last year, said Li Benjun, deputy director of the General Office of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).
Thirteen accidents related to special equipment were reported in Aug., up 18.18 percent year on year, Li said.
He attributed the accidents to a lack of safety awareness and misuse of equipment.
Li said AQSIQ has asked local authorities to strengthen checks of special equipment, including elevators and cable cars, to ensure public safety.