India’s Andhra Pradesh state has launched an investigation into what caused a fire at the factory of Apple supplier Foxlink that led to the collapse of part of the building and disrupted production, Reuters reports citing a government official.
Praveen Paramasivam for Reuters:
Foxlink’s plant, which makes charging cables for iPhones in the southern state, was engulfed in a massive fire on Monday, but there were no casualties. The fire department has said much of the fire safety equipment at the factory was not functional.
The factories department, which is responsible for ensuring the safety and welfare of workers in the state, has launched an investigation.
The department is “investigating the fire accident at Foxlink factory and, over the next couple of days, is looking to probe how the fire happened,” Ramakrishna Reddy, deputy chief inspector of factories, told Reuters.
MacDailyNews Take: On Tuesday, Reuters reported that in 2022, Foxlink exported roughly 7 million USB-C to lightening cables from India, and in January 2023 shipped 1.6 million cables.
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I don’t want to say it was the Chinese, but it was the Chinese…
India is no saint when it comes to worker safety!
Yeah, ask yo’ boi Paul….
“ The fire department has said much of the fire safety equipment at the factory was not functional.”
Colour me unsurprised!