Explosion at Foxconn Plant Kills 2, Injures Several Others

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News Posted: Fri, May 20 2011 3:19 PM
A large explosion blasted parts of Foxconn's Chengdu manufacturing plant in southwestern China earlier today, leaving behind 2 dead and at least 14 more injured. According to reports, scores of fire engines, ambulances, and police cars rushed to the scene. The cause of the explosion, is still being investigated, but as of this moment, no one suspects foul play. One report says it may have been caused by lightning.

A distant secondary concern to the loss of life and injuries and is what effect this might have on production of Apple's iPad 2 tablet. Production at the site has been suspended while the tragedy is being sorted out.

"Anytime you have an explosion of this nature, you've got to assume that there's some impact on the production line," said Rhoda Alexander, an analyst for IHS iSuppli.

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In this case, Apple is already struggling to keep with demand for the iPad 2, which was showing a shipping delay of one to two weeks on Apple's website before the explosion occurred.

Needless to say, our thoughts go out to the victims and our best wishes for a speedy recovery to those who survived but were injured.
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My prayers go out to the families who are effected by this explosion. Hopefully this is not related to the poor working conditions in some way.

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AKwyn replied on Fri, May 20 2011 7:13 PM

Sad. Bad Working conditions and now an explosion happens.

I hope those people made it out okay and I hope that it wasn't caused by the bad working conditions.


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Inspector replied on Fri, May 20 2011 11:42 PM

Stop working there! We can survive with paying just a bit more for stuff. Things happen over and over again here :(

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3vi1 replied on Sat, May 21 2011 10:43 AM



What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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