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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Apple partner reopens Chengdu plant


A victim injured by an explosion May 20 at the Foxconn factory arrives at the Sichuan People's Hospital in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province. (AP)
Hon Hai, which uses the trade name Foxconn, has resumed operations at the Chengdu, China, plant that produces Apple iPads two weeks after an explosion killed three workers and injured 15.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Hon Hai spokesman Louis Woo said that company has made improvements in its workshops to address buildup of aluminum dust in the air vents. This dust is believed to have ignited and caused the explosion.

Woo did not elaborate on what improvements had been made but told the Journal that the plant has reviewed the areas where the dust is created as a by-product and that the new measures “are a direct response to our efforts to ensure that we are applying the highest possible safety practices.”

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