“One person was killed and four were injured by a gas leak in eastern China at a factory owned by a supplier to Apple Inc., in the latest black eye to its supplier base there,” Aries Poon reports for The Wall Street Journal under the headline “Gas Leak at Apple Supplier’s Plant Kills 1.”
“Local authorities said on Friday that hydrogen sulfide gas had leaked from a liquid-waste treatment workshop at a factory in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou,” Poon reports. “The factory is owned by Taiwan-based Catcher Technology Co., a maker of metal casings that counts Apple and Dell Inc. among its major customers. Catcher spokesman James Wu said the leakage happened during ‘routine work,’ but didn’t have anything to do with production or raw materials.”
Poon reports, “Mr. Wu declined to say which clients source products from the plant, but added the company’s overall China operations haven’t been significantly affected by the incident as it ‘has sufficient flexibility at its other plants to cater to clients’ needs.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Our headline is our commentary.
We will point out, however, that both the WSJ’s “Apple supplier” and our “Dell supplier” headlines are factually baseless, as the WSJ themselves clearly report that they do not know “which clients source products from the plant.” This, of course, did not prevent them from using “Apple Supplier” in their headline.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Brawndo Drinker” and “John K.” for the heads up.]