Apple Partner Foxconn Confirms Third Death, Cause of Explosion

Monday May 23rd 2011 by Staff

A buildup of dust in an air vent at an iPad manufacturing plant led to an explosion that killed three and injured 16 people.

Washington Post: Over the weekend, a Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China, suffered an explosion caused by a buildup of combustible dust in the air vents. The blast initially killed two people and injured 16, but a third person later died from injuries. The plant manufactures Apple's iPad 2 and has come under criticism recently over a series of suicides and reports of unsafe and unfair working conditions.

Analysts say the incident won't have a major impact on iPad supplies.

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