Huge Explosion at Foxconn Plant Kills Two

A massive explosion has ripped through Apple’s Foxconn Plant in Chengdu plant resulting in two casualties. The explosion occurred on Friday night and production at the high-tech plant is put on hold temporarily.

Explosion at Foxconn plant kills 2 injures 16 more

Explosion at Foxconn plant kills 2 injures 16 more




Foxconn said that the situation was brought under control by fire fighters and the cause of the explosion was being investigated by local police. The company said that they had suspended production until the investigation was complete.


The explosion supposedly happened at a polishing plant and speaking about the fatalities and the 16 injured said that they are working with medical officials to provide treatment to the injured employees and also are working with government and law enforcement officials to contact the families of all employees affected by this tragedy.


In a statement by Apple to All things D, a representative said that they were deeply saddened by the tragedy at Foxconn’s plant in Chengdu, and that their hearts go out to the victims and their families. They are also working closely with Foxconn to understand what caused this terrible event.


Source: Wall Street Journal

Published Date: May 21, 2011 12:04 pm | Updated Date: May 21, 2011 12:04 pm