Apple Supplier Factory Explodes Injuring 57

By Jesus Diaz on at

There has been an explosion at one of the factories of Pegatron Corp—a manufacturer of back panel parts for Apple's iPad 2. The explosion has injured 57 workers, with 23 hospitalised with burns.

The explosion, which happened at their factory in Shanghai's Songjiang industrial park around 3:40pm local time, could also affect Apple's iPad 2 production next quarter, according to China's Yi Cai Daily. However, Pegatron's Chief Financial Officer Charles Lin told Reuters that "the factory has not started operations yet. Part of the facility is still under pre-operation inspection and part is running trial production." [Reuters]