Reuters shared bad news  from a Pegatron plant in Shanghai, China: there was an explosion and 61 workers were hurt. Twenty-three of the 61 hurt are said were hospitalized, and the fire caused “some” damage to the plant’s machinery. Reuters said the explosion occurred at Apple plant, and the report sourced a claim from China’s Yi Cai Daily that said the plant would be producing iPad 2 back-panels.

The interesting part is that Pegatron said this plant is not operational, and it will produce parts for a product that is rumored to be refreshed in 3 to 4 months. While Pegatron said it could “make adjustments to the facility to minimize the impact on operations and revenue,” China’s Yi Cai Daily is claiming that if the surrounding safety concerns are not dealt with properly, Apple’s supply chain may see negative affects next quarter.

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