By: Jennifer Hong - Staff Writer
Published: May 22, 2021

iPad Plant Death - Third Person Confirmed

The death of a third person was confirmed Sunday following the plant explosion linked to Apple’s iPad 2 tablet computer. Foxconn Technology Co Ltd is located in southwestern China and is Apple’s main contract manufacturer for gadgets. The Taiwanese company operates in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province.

A task force led by government officials and law enforcement said preliminary findings point to an explosion of combustible dust in a duct at a polishing workshop at the plant.

The company also said that all operations at that workshop remain suspended and production at all workshops doing similar work is also suspended. All other production operations at its facilities in China are running as usual. An Apple spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

In addition to the three deaths, 15 employees were hurt. Six have been treated and released from a hospital Foxconn, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, is an affiliate of Taiwan’s Hon Hai.


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