Reuters reports a Pegatron plant that makes the aluminium body of the iPad 2 was hit by an explosion over the weekend. The incident injured 61, including 23 workers who had to be hospitalized.
Apple Inc supplier Pegatron Corp's plant in Shanghai was rocked by an explosion over the weekend, the latest in a series of incidents that spotlights safety concerns at factories in China.
The explosion at the plant, which belongs to Pegatron subsidiary Riteng Computer Accessory Co and is located in Shanghai's Songjiang industrial park, injured 61, including 23 workers who had to be hospitalized, according to Pegatron.
"The factory has not started operations yet. Part of the facility is still under pre-operation inspection and part is running trial production," Pegatron Chief Financial Officer Charles Lin told Reuters on Monday.