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China urging worker safety after blast at Foxconn plant - AsiaOne

China urging worker safety after blast at Foxconn plant - AsiaOne

BEIJING -- China on Wednesday called on Foxconn and other Taiwanese companies to ensure work safety after a deadly explosion last week at a plant operated by the tech giant where Apple's iPad2 was being assembled. "We hope Foxconn and other Taiwanese firms can learn lessons from this, carry out safety responsibilities, step up internal oversight, stamp out potential safety risks in a timely manner and ensure safe production," said Fan Liqing, spokeswoman for China's Taiwan Affairs Office. Three workers died and 15 others were hurt in Friday's blast at the plant of a Foxconn subsidiary in Chengdu city in southwest China. An initial investigation showed that the accident may have been caused by an explosion of combustible dust in the polishing workshop. Foxconn - the world's largest maker of computer components, which produces items for Apple, Sony and Nokia - has shut down ...

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