Foxconn Chengdu plant fire, possible explosion

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Michael Rose
May 20th, 2011
In this article: chengdu, explosion, foxconn, ipad
Foxconn Chengdu plant fire, possible explosion

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Via MacRumors and M.I.C Gadget, there are reports coming in of a substantial fire and possible explosion at a Foxconn plant that is said to be dedicated primarily to iPad 2 production.

M.I.C Gadget has several video clips of the scene, including smoke billowing from a building, people evacuating and reports of multiple fire engines responding to the emergency. There are reports of some injuries and speculation that the fire/explosion was caused by airborne dust.

Our thoughts are with the victims of this emergency, and we hope that all the remaining employees are able to evacuate the plant safely.

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