A factory for industrial engine parts in China has shut down after being ordered to shut down due to pollution and safety concerns.
The Shanghai Industrial Development Company (SIDC) said the factory in the eastern city of Dalian had been ordered to close on Wednesday due to safety concerns, the state-run Global Times newspaper reported.
The factory had a capacity of 2,500 workers, according to local media reports.
The SIDC said it had been notified of the factory’s shutdown by a member of the public, who contacted the factory owner on Wednesday.
The owner said he was aware of the shutdown, the report said.
The closure was caused by pollution and air quality problems at the factory, the newspaper reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
The report said the closure of the plant was the latest in a series of recent industrial accidents in China.