Foxconn confirmed that the explosion in their Chengdu factory resulted in two fatalities and 16 injuries to other employees. Production at the site of the explosion has been suspend and Foxconn is focusing on the safety and welfare of their employees.

Apple’s declaration to All Things D:

“We are deeply saddened by the tragedy at Foxconn’s plant in Chengdu, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families.

We are working closely with Foxconn to understand what caused this terrible event.”

Foxconn’s statement to All Things D:

“We can 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 …
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.”


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