Shanghai – An explosion of unknown cause rocked a Foxconn consumer electronics manufacturing plant in China, killing at least two people and leading to a suspension of production at the facility, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The plant is thought to be a location that manufactures Apple’s iPad.
The government appears to have ruled out foul play as a cause of the explosion, and local police are still investigating.
“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,” Foxconn said in a statement, which confirmed the two deaths and 16 additional injuries.
Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu told The Journal that Foxconn has multiple facilities working on the iPad, adding the incident “should be easy to maneuver around.”