2011 Chengdu Foxconn explosion incident
||The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's general notability guideline. (February 2013)|
The Foxconn factory (鸿富锦成都厂) where the incident took place is located at Pi County Hongguang (红光镇) with a total of about 52 production lines. In 2010 chairman Terry Gou referred to this area as the "Chengdu speed"(成都速度), a new development hub that Foxconn would centralise and turn Chengdu into the PRC’s number one investment destination within 5 years.
The explosive fire broke out at around 7:30pm and was quickly controlled by 10:00pm. At the time of the incident there were at least a couple hundred workers at the factory. After the explosion, more than 10 fire trucks and a large number of police showed up on the scene. The explosion occurred at the north factory A5 zone iPad 2 assembly line.
Numerous sources have said the explosion impact affected and cracked the factory building’s 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor walls.  However, Hon Hai spokesman Edmund Ding (丁祈安) said the explosion was only confined to a single workshop on one floor.
- "Explosion Kills 3 at Foxconn Plant".
- Singtao daily May 21, 2011. Page A1, A3.
- "世界新聞網-北美華文新聞、華商資訊 - 成都富士康爆炸 2死16傷". Worldjournal.com. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
- @ http://udn.com/. "衝擊蘋果供應鏈 股價持續走弱 | 富士康驚傳爆炸 | 兩岸台商 | 聯合新聞網". Udn.com. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
- "UPDATE 1-Foxconn confirms 3rd death at plant linked to iPad". Reuters.com. 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
- "富士康成都厂爆炸2死16伤郭台铭连夜赴四川 - 加拿大都市网 :: 移民的网络家园 - 新闻 - 头条". Dushi.ca. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
- "Hon Hai head dealing with China fire aftermath". The China Post. 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2011-05-21.