Gas Leak at Apple Supplier Turns Deadly
Sad news from Apple's supply chain today. According to The Wall Street Journal
, one person at a Catcher Technology plant in China was killed in response to a a gas leak at the facility.
As of this writing, it is being reported that four additional workers were also injured during the event. The gas leak is being blamed on hydrogen sulfide gas spilling into the factory from a liquid-waste treatment workshop in the Chinese city of Suzhou.
Although Apple is yet to comment on the matter, a representative for the Suzhou Industrial Zone said that three of the four injured workers are now in serious condition and the other has just been transferred out of intensive care.
It isn't clear how many people were present inside of the facility at the time of the deadly gas leak, but the plant in which this event took place has previously received a "black" rating, which the WSJ confirms is "the worst possible" by the Suzhou Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau.