Saturday, May 21, 2011

Foxconn Factory Explosion [Report]

Foxconn confirmed that the explosion in their Chengdu factory resulted in two fatalities and 16 injuries to other employees. Production at the site of the explosion has been suspend and Foxconn is focusing on the safety and welfare of their employees. Apple expressed sympathy to the victims and are working closely with Foxconn to understand the origin of the explosion.

Apple's declaration to All Things D:
"We are deeply saddened by the tragedy at Foxconn’s plant in Chengdu, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families.
We are working closely with Foxconn to understand what caused this terrible event."
Foxconn's statement to All Things D:
"We can confirm that ... there were two fatalities with injuries to 16 other employees. We are working with medical officials to provide treatment to the injured employees ...

Production has been suspended at the site of the explosion until the completion of the investigation. The safety of our employees is our highest priority and we will do whatever is required to determine and address the cause of this tragic accident."
Apple on the verge of launching Apple Store 2.0, and the WWDC conference in a couple weeks, the last thing they need is a shortage of iPad 2s.

This really is a tragic event, and we are sorry for all the affected families in Chengdu.

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