Saturday, May 21, 2011



iPhone TIPS: Apple Deeply Saddened After Explosion Foxconn plant

Posted: 20 May 2011 10:55 PM PDT

Horrible, the world of media around the globe are shouting out un-confirmed analyses of possible "delays" in iPad 2 manufacturing. Luckily, the site allthingsd has published some official statements by Apple and Foxconn. On allthingsd, a statement by Apple is quoted regarding the explosion.

"We are deeply saddened by the tragedy at Foxconn's plant in Chengdu, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families," Apple said in a statement provided to All Things D. "We are working closely with Foxconn to understand what caused this terrible event."

In a later update the same post reports a Foxconn statement, confirming what has happened the 20th:

We can confirm that at approximately 7 pm on May 20, there was an explosion at our Chengdu campus. At this point, we can also 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 and we are working with government and law enforcement officials to contact the families of all employees affected by this tragedy.

The situation has been brought under control by the fire department and the cause of this explosion is being investigated by local police officials. Foxconn is cooperating fully with that investigation. 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.

There is also a official CCTV new report about the explosion

These are some unofficial translations found on youtube and other sources.
" A CCTV reporter who is at the scene now said, a witness told the reporter that the explosion happened at 19:10. And, doctor said he had already received 6-7 people injured, and more injuries are coming. The reporter was told to stay away from the building, because there might be a second explosion."

"the explosion occurred in the A05, at 7 pm, the explosion caused many materials casted out from the building, and there are at least hundreds or more of workers inside the building. The whole building did not collapse yet, I do not know what is going on inside. Now there are more than 10 fire engines, 10 ambulances, many police cars."

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