Explosion at Apple Supplier's Factory in Taiwan Injures 61

A Taiwanese Apple supplier reported a small explosion in one of its factories, which injured 61 workers.

According to an article on The Register, the explosion took place in the Ri Teng Computer Accessory plant in the Songjiang district in Shanghai. The company is owned by supply chain giant Pegatron.

Pegatron said in a filing to the Taiwan stock exchange that the explosion caused damage to the automation equipment, but production and related business operations won't be affected.

"While the cause of the explosion is under investigation, employees who suffered injury on the site have been kept at the hospital for observation," the company said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Apple expressed its concerns for the workers hurt in the explosion and informed that it was working ‘closely' with Pegatron to discover the cause of the explosion.

"Our hearts go out to the people who were hurt in Songjiang," an Apple spokesperson said in a statement.

The explosion comes just months after Apple partners in China were accused of neglect and ill-treatment of their workers, with many committing suicide by jumping off Foxconn buildings.