Foxconn closes iPad factory after explosion deaths
Investigation underway, Wall Street shrugs
Part of a Foxconn factory that produces Apple's iPad device has been closed, after three workers at the plant were killed in an explosion blamed on combustible dust in a duct last Friday.
According to Reuters, the manufacturer's parent company Hon Hai Precision said in a stock exchange filing that it had temporarily shut down its polishing workshops at its Chengdu, China factory while an investigation into the deaths takes place.
No information was given as to when the probe of the plant was expected to be completed. The explosion also injured 16 people at the factory, three of whom were said to be in a serious condition.
Meanwhile, shares in Apple rallied on Wall Street on Monday, after taking a temporary knock from reports about the explosion, with some worrying that the manufacture of Cupertino's popular iPad 2 slab could be affected by the blast.
The company's shares, which had fallen 1.7 per cent when Wall Street opened on Monday, are currently down 0.24 per cent on Nasdaq trading at $334.40. ®
LOL @ compensation in china
just yesterday i was looking through Apple's forums on how to remove ITunes where it errored out while uninstalling, saying 'can't uninstall due to the .msi file being on a network resource that's unavailable'. What a crap piece of software.
And even when other users were saying 'i can't uninstall Itunes due to this error', Apple admins were saying 'uninstall it from add/remove programs'. :rolleyes:
Apple is dumb.
God help any apple employee, especially in china, cause god has a better chance of helping them than their employer
never mind eh....
I'm sure the families of those killed and injured will be devastated that you may need to wait a little longer for your shiny toy.
In other words
more iPad 2 delays :(
That would be a first in China
So the answer is more likely, no.
But they did build the whole factory in 3 months or something crazy like that so I'm sure by the end of this week all holes will be patched up and things back to running again.
Kind of hard to operate when you have holes in the factory floor
According to ChengDu, SiChuan local media a friend relayed to me apart from the damaged explosion area there are holes/cracks in floors above the detonation point and there were concerns the floors might collapse.
What interests me more, are the employees going to get compensation for the lay off period?