2011 Chengdu Foxconn explosion
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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 five 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.
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