3 Dead in iPad Plant Explosion

15 injured after explosion caused in a polishing workshop
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2011 1:50 AM CDT
An injured man from a Foxconn factory, on a stretcher, arrives at a hospital in Chengdu in China's Sichuan province on Friday, May 20, 2011.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – An explosion in a southwestern China plant involved in manufacturing iPads has killed three people, reports Reuters. Foxconn Technology, a Taiwanese company that is one of Apple's biggest suppliers, confirmed the deaths yesterday, and said that preliminary findings indicate that the blast, which happened Friday, was caused by combustible dust at a polishing workstation. Foxconn said that all work at that workshop has been stopped, as has similar work at other workshops. In addition to the deaths, 15 people were injured.

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