Factory explosion in China could slow Mi4, iPhone 6 and MX4 production


A serious explosion at a factory in China has left 68 people dead and another 200 workers injured.

The factory, a subcontractor for Foxconn, suffered an explosion leaving almost 70 workers dead and 200 more seriously injured. The factory which manufactures parts for famous phone makers Apple, Xiaomi and Meizu suffered the blast during the weekend.

This is not the first time that workers at a factory close to Foxconn have been injured and killed, and again brings worker safety conditions under the spotlight for Chinese factories and those companies using them.

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It is estimated that 40 companies had parts manufactured at the factory and the accident could lead to delays for the recently released Xiaomi Mi4, and the soon to be released iPhone 6 and Meizu MX4.

[ GizChina.es ]
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  1. ToMo
    August 4, 2014

    RIP. Sad, very sad…

  2. dickchiny
    August 4, 2014

    1.3 billion barely a dent… sorry just had to be a dick because it’s the internets, LOL

  3. njren
    August 4, 2014

    Umm, Eduardo…you need a complete rewrite. The accident in Kunshan had nothing to do with Foxconn. The government has now ordered inspections of other metal polishing facilities…that will have something to do with Foxconn.