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Apple & Foxconn have issued official statements regarding the blast which occurred at Chengdu, Apple’s iPad making factory which killed two and injuring 16.
The blast which occurred at about 7pm local has caused the company to suspend all iPad manufacturing, so expect some delays if you are ordering an iPad 2.
In a statement to all things d Apple said:
We are deeply saddened by the tragedy at Foxconn’s plant in Chengdu, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families
We can confirm that at approximately 7 pm on May 20, there was an explosion at our Chengdu campus. At this point, we can also confirm that there were two fatalities with injuries to 16 other employees. We are working with medical officials to provide treatment to the injured employees and we are working with government and law enforcement officials to contact the families of all employees affected by this tragedy.
The situation has been brought under control by the fire department and the cause of this explosion is being investigated by local police officials. Foxconn is cooperating fully with that investigation. Production has been suspended at the site of the explosion until the completion of the investigation. The safety of our employees is our highest priority and we will do whatever is required to determine and address the cause of this tragic accident.