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Explosion at Apple OEM Plant Injures 61

Tencent Tech, 12/20/11

OEM manufacturer Pegatron Corporation, a subsidiary of Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Asus, has announced that 61 employees were injured in an explosion on December 17 at a production facility in Shanghai's Songjiang Industrial Zone operated by a Pegatron subsidiary, Ri Teng Computer Accessory. The facility manufactures back panel components for the iPad 2.

Pegatron CFO Charles Lin confirmed the report, adding that the facility has yet to commence official operations, and some equipment is still in the testing stages while other equipment has begun trial production. An investigation into the cause of the explosion is still underway.

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