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A developing story is emerging from the far east this morning, as scant reports with few details available indicate that an explosion has occurred at the Foxonnn plant in China
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    Default Serious Explosion Rocks Foxconn Plant Where iPad 2s Are Produced


    A developing story is emerging from the far east this morning, as scant reports with few details available indicate that an explosion has occurred at the Foxonnn plant in China - the very location where the iPad 2 is believed to be primarily manufactured.

    The explosion is believed to have occurred around 4:00 am PST this morning. All that is known for the time being is that several workers - including six men and one woman - have been injured, some critically. There are also unconfirmed reports of several deaths. The cause of the blast, as you can imagine, has not yet been revealed to the public.

    According to MICgadget, which appears to have broken the story in the US, sources quoted indicated the following: “The explosion occurred in the A05... 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.”

    While the human suffering and potential loss of life is of paramount concern, there is also understandable apprehension about the prospect of the explosion further delaying iPad 2 production. At this time, it isn't clear if or how production will be impacted.

    UPDATE:

    Minutes ago, the Wall Street Journal confirmed that at least two people have tragically been pronounced dead so far in connection with the blast. Additional injuries were also reported.

    Source: MICgadget
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacketPod View Post
    hope everyone's alright..
    No everyone's NOT alright. Duh. SEX men and a woman were injured.

    Now watch. Apple will say there was no explosion and the smoke you see is simply part of the manufacturing process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
    No everyone's NOT alright. Duh. SEX men and a woman were injured.
    just read the top.. my bad.. didn't even catch sex men part.. phew.. that was anti-climax..

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    Dang... Hope no one gets hurt!


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    Two dead, poor people... Man I feel for their family now


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    Quote Originally Posted by coolguy742 View Post
    Dang... Hope no one gets hurt!


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    It's I'n the update. 2 people are dead


    On another Note: Are the iPad 2s OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
    It's I'n the update. 2 people are dead


    On another Note: Are the iPad 2s OK?
    Ik, I read it


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    It's horrible, there are already youtube videos on it.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7esJbKxGdwA]YouTube - ‪Breaking Foxconn Chengdu Manufacture Plant Explosion‬‏[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by iFiend View Post
    You're lighting it wrong
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    This is really sad
    Not only did people get hurt, but the already delayed iPad 2 will probably get even more delayed now.

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    My god how long will it take Foxconn to get their goddamn act together and get fix ALL saftey issues? First suicides now this crap? Apple should just find a new manufacturer altogether after bullcrap like this.

    Or maybe the plant was for iPhone 5 production and a worker was trying to steal one and show the world but the all-seeing all knowing red fruit had spy cams that saw it and had to "hide the evidence". Lol conspiracy theories. But seriously it's a tragic situation that needs to be PREVENTED. Apple should impose "economic sanctions" on Foxconn by threating not to use them and go elsewhere until they fix their dangerous plants once and for all

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    for those concerned about iPads

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    Not surprised...
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    Wow, hope no one gets hurt.

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    Oops I pity the workers

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