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Tech Friday, May 20th 2011 at 12:24 pm

Explosion at Reported Foxconn iPad 2 Plant in China Kills At Least 2

A Foxconn manufacturing facility in Chengdu, China experienced an explosion today at 7:20pm local time, damaging what local press report to be an iPad 2 manufacturing site and killing at least 2 workers and injuring at least 16. Not much is currently known about the cause of the explosion, though MIC Gadget reports that it occurred when workers were switching shifts. TUAW says that there is “speculation that the fire/explosion was caused by airborne dust.”

Video below:

(MIC Gadget via WSJ, Fortune)

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