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27 people held accountable for flooding accident in Zhuhai tunnel

Seetao 2021-10-26 14:58
  • A water penetration accident occurred in the Shijingshan Tunnel in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, which killed all 14 construction workers
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Recently, the Guangdong Provincial Government approved the “July 15” major water penetration accident investigation report of the Shijingshan Tunnel in the first section of the Zhuhai Xingye Express (south section), and recognized that the Shijingshan Tunnel “7. ·The 15" water penetration accident is a major production safety liability accident.

After investigation, the direct cause of the accident was that the tunnel encountered a deep trench with water-rich granite weathering when it passed through the Jida Reservoir. Due to improper engineering measures, the tunnel vault on the right line collapsed and flooded into the left line tunnel, causing the operators to drown.

The accident investigation report pointed out the problems existing in the relevant enterprises and the Zhuhai Municipal Government and related departments, including:

China Railway Second Bureau and Third Company's construction risk management and control measures were not implemented effectively, and the construction did not strictly follow the design and safety specifications;

China Railway Second Bureau has subcontracting behavior;

Zhuhai Xingdi Company failed to perform the safety production duties of the supervision unit in accordance with the law;

Zhuhai Urban Construction and Municipal Corporation failed to organize the implementation of advanced geological drilling as required, and failed to organize on-site safety inspections of agent construction projects;

The survey report of Zhuhai Engineering Survey Institute did not truly and accurately reflect the geological conditions, and the survey hole layout, drilling and core adoption rate did not meet the specifications;

Zhuhai Jixiang Blasting Company does not have the conditions for a safe production license and conducts blasting operations in violation of laws and regulations;

Fujian Zhuozhi Company failed to construct in accordance with the construction technical standards, and failed to implement the work safety responsibilities of labor subcontractors;

Other related units including Zhuhai City Highway Affairs Center, Zhuhai Urban Construction Group, Zhuhai Huaxin Company, Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute, Zhuhai Zhengqing Company, Zhuhai Huayuan Blasting Company, etc. all have safety problems;

Zhuhai Municipal Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau, Zhuhai Construction Engineering Safety Affairs Center, Zhuhai Xiangzhou District Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau, Zhuhai Water Affairs Bureau, Zhuhai Xiangzhou District Agriculture, Rural and Water Affairs Bureau, Zhuhai Public Security Bureau Gongbei Port Branch, Jida The police station, as well as the party committees and governments of Zhuhai City and Xiangzhou District have certain problems in performing their safety supervision duties.

The public security organs took compulsory measures against the 12 persons responsible for suspected crimes and transferred them to the judicial organs for criminal responsibilities in accordance with the law. Specifically:

Liang Jie, Party Committee Member and Deputy General Manager of China Railway Second Bureau and Third Company, Liu Guang, Project Department Manager of China Railway Second Bureau and Third Company, Yang Jincheng, Deputy Manager of Project Department of China Railway Second Bureau and Third Company, Zhong Kui, Chief Engineer of Project Department of China Railway Second Bureau and Third Company, China Railway Second Chen Xiaolong, Safety Director of the Project Department of Bureau Three, Lu Aiyong, legal representative and chairman of Zhuhai Xingdi Company, Hu Yunbin, Project Director and Engineer of Zhuhai Xingdi Company, Nie Jinwei, Project Director Representative of Zhuhai Xingdi Company, Lu Ruimei, legal representative of Fujian Zhuozhi Company, Fujian Wang Changrong, the site leader of Zhuozhi Company, Chang Genzhao, the project technical leader of Zhuhai Jixiang Blasting Company, and Wang Kaiwen, the project director of Zhuhai Huaxin Company.

Relevant departments deal with China Railway Second Bureau, China Railway Second Bureau Third Company, Zhuhai Urban Construction and Municipal Corporation, Zhuhai Engineering Survey Institute, Zhuhai Xingdi Company, Fujian Zhuozhi Company, Zhuhai Jixiang Blasting Company, Zhuhai Zhengqing Consulting Company, and Zhuhai Huayuan Blasting Company in accordance with the law. Administrative penalties were imposed on 16 related personnel, and some enterprises were included in the management of the "blacklist" for joint punishment.

For personnel from enterprises and public officials involved in the China Railway Second Bureau, they shall be handed over to the relevant units for handling in accordance with the provisions of the party organization relationship and management authority.

The disciplinary inspection and supervision organs held a total of 27 people accountable to the party committee and government of the place where the accident occurred, public officials of relevant supervision units, and personnel from state-owned enterprises, as follows:

Zhang Yisheng, the deputy mayor of Zhuhai City, was given an administrative warning.

Hu Xintian, Deputy Mayor of Zhuhai City, gave admonishment.

Yang Liuqing, head of the United Front Work Department of the Xiangzhou District Committee and deputy secretary of the District CPPCC Party Group, gave admonishment.

Gu Shengjie, director of the Zhuhai Highway Affairs Center, gave warnings to the party and sanctions for political demerits.

Xu Wei, deputy director of the Zhuhai Highway Affairs Center, gave serious warnings to the party and disciplinary punishments for serious political demerits.

Zhang Heping, the director of the Project Management Department of the Zhuhai Highway Affairs Center, was given a one-year stay in the party for probation, a sanction of dismissal from government affairs, and was demoted to a first-level clerk.

Li Fuzhen, the deputy director of the Project Management Department of the Zhuhai Highway Affairs Center, was given a one-year stay in the party for probation, and was reduced to a second-level officer.

Peng Su, director of the Zhuhai Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau, was given a government warning.

Lu Zhiqi, the deputy director of the Zhuhai Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau, was given a warning within the party.

Sun Fei, Chief of the Construction Engineering Quality and Safety Section of the Zhuhai Municipal Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau, gave a warning within the party and a sanction for political demerit.

Dong Haiguang, director of the Zhuhai Construction Engineering Safety Affairs Center, gave warnings to the party and sanctions for political demerits.

He Weitao, deputy director of the Zhuhai City Construction Engineering Safety Affairs Center, gave serious warnings to the party and punishments for serious political demerits.

Shi Deqiang, the leader of the third group of supervision of the Zhuhai Construction Engineering Safety Affairs Center, gave serious warnings to the party and demotion of government affairs.

Zhong Wenyuan, director of the Xiangzhou District Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau, gave serious criticism and ordered a written inspection.

Peng Jianli, deputy director of the Xiangzhou District Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau, was given an administrative warning.

Deng Weihua, director of the Quality and Safety Office of the Xiangzhou District Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau, gave a warning within the party and a penalty for government affairs.

Liu Meisheng, Chief of the Law Enforcement Section of Zhuhai Water Affairs Bureau, gave admonishment.

Hong Shaoman, director of the Xiangzhou District Agriculture, Rural Areas and Water Affairs Bureau, was given an administrative warning.

Yang Wenwei, deputy director of the Xiangzhou District Agriculture, Rural Areas and Water Affairs Bureau, gave warnings within the party and sanctions for political demerits.

Lin Zengwu, director of the Water Affairs Office of the Xiangzhou District Agriculture, Rural Areas and Water Affairs Bureau, was given a serious warning within the party, government dismissal, and was demoted to a second-level staff member.

Long Fubo, deputy director of the Xiangzhou District Water Conservancy Project Management Center, gave warnings within the party and sanctions for political demerits.

He Yuhui, the administrator of the Jida Reservoir of the Xiangzhou District Agriculture, Rural and Water Affairs Bureau, gave serious warnings to the party.

Zhong Rihui, director of the Jida Police Station, Gongbei Port Branch of the Zhuhai Public Security Bureau, gave serious criticism and ordered a written inspection.

Deng Chuang, assistant to the general manager of Zhuhai Urban Construction Group, and executive director and general manager of Zhuhai Urban Construction Municipal Corporation, gave serious warnings to the party and disciplinary actions for serious political demerits.

Li Yangzhong, Minister of the Security Department of Zhuhai Urban Construction and Municipal Corporation, gave serious warnings to the party and sanctions of removal from government affairs.

Hu Yuanfeng, the director of the first engineering department of Zhuhai Urban Construction and Municipal Corporation, the general manager of the accident project, and the deputy general manager of Zhuhai Engineering Supervision Co., Ltd., were given expulsion from public office.

Ma Qiang, deputy captain of the First Geological Brigade of the Guangdong Provincial Geological Bureau, and the person in charge of the accident project investigation, gave admonishment.

The accident investigation report puts forward suggestions on accident prevention and rectification measures, and emphasizes that the local party committees and governments and relevant departments, especially Zhuhai City, must thoroughly implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important instructions, deeply learn from the painful lessons of the accident, firmly establish the concept of safe development, and do a good job in wading. Underground engineering safety management, supervise and urge enterprises to implement the main responsibilities of safe production, and strictly prevent the occurrence of serious accidents. Editor/He Yuting

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