Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [EG] Explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu Plant.(VIDEO)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[EG] Explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu Plant.(VIDEO) - Page 5

post #41 of 65
Wow. I have never been in a big tragedy like that, (ex. 9/11, big fire etc.) and it really is complete chaos. Thoughts go out to those people
Lol
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty  Geforce GTX 670 FTW Corsair XMS3 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD Some Random Brand Win 7 x64 Gateway 20" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 24" 1920x1080 60Hz LED Backlit Razer Arctosa Antec 650W HAF 932 Advanced 
MouseMouse Pad
WoW Cataclysm Gaming Mouse Cataclysm mousepad :3 
  hide details  
Reply
Lol
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty  Geforce GTX 670 FTW Corsair XMS3 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD Some Random Brand Win 7 x64 Gateway 20" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 24" 1920x1080 60Hz LED Backlit Razer Arctosa Antec 650W HAF 932 Advanced 
MouseMouse Pad
WoW Cataclysm Gaming Mouse Cataclysm mousepad :3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #42 of 65
What doesnt happen at foxconn?
House heater
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon W5580 @ 4GHz Foxconn Bloodrage GTI Zotac GTX 980Ti ArcticStorm 12GB Corsair 2000MHz @ 1444MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB x2 Samsung F3 RAID 0 LG blu-ray burner Corsair H80 Win7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
3x 23" LG Flatron W2361VG (sexy glossy) Hisense 55" 4k tv Logitech MX5500 Corsair 850w 
CaseMouse
CoolerMaster HAF-X Logitech revolution laser (MX5500 combo) 
  hide details  
Reply
House heater
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon W5580 @ 4GHz Foxconn Bloodrage GTI Zotac GTX 980Ti ArcticStorm 12GB Corsair 2000MHz @ 1444MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB x2 Samsung F3 RAID 0 LG blu-ray burner Corsair H80 Win7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
3x 23" LG Flatron W2361VG (sexy glossy) Hisense 55" 4k tv Logitech MX5500 Corsair 850w 
CaseMouse
CoolerMaster HAF-X Logitech revolution laser (MX5500 combo) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #43 of 65


"Among the three factories, occupational health and safety issues in Chengdu are alarming."

That passage is from a report (PDF) released by the Hong Kong-based group Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) two weeks before Friday's explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu plant that killed two workers and injured more than a dozen others.

SACOM researchers visited Foxconn plants in Chengdu, where iPads are produced; in Chongqing, a smaller facility making mostly HP products; and Foxconn's huge campus in Shenzhen, where half a million workers assemble a variety of computers, mobile phones, and additional products for Apple, HP, Nokia, Dell, and others. The researchers claim to have observed a number of problems at the Chengdu facilities in particular:
Quote:
Workers do not have adequate training on usage of chemicals and do not have regular on-post health examinations. A number of interviewees even complain they suffer from allergy, but the management does not probe into the adverse health impacts of workers. Workers also highlight the problem of poor ventilation and inadequate personal protective equipment.
While SACOM notes the lack of ventilation as a possible threat to workers' respiratory health, it appears that it may also have been a contributing factor to Friday's explosion, which reportedly was centered in the "polishing" section of Foxconn's facilities.

Chinese media in Chengdu are reporting that the explosion and resulting fire was caused by the accidental ignition of magnesium dust, perhaps by a spark from the air conditioning system or lighting. If that's true, it's consistent with conditions described in the SACOM report:
Quote:
Workers in the polishing department also complain that the department is full of aluminium dust. Even though they have worn gloves, their hands are still covered by dust and so is their face and clothes. Some workers comment that ventilation on the shop floor should be improved.
Both aluminum and magnesium are commonly used ingredients in industrial polish--magnesium is a highly flammable metal used in fireworks, flares, and flash powder. A buildup of such dust due to improper ventilation could have created dangerous conditions.


The SACOM report details a number of other concerns, including deceptive hiring practices, health problems from interaction with dangerous chemicals, and overcrowded worker dormitories.

http://news.cnet.com/inside-foxconns...0065005-1.html
post #44 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dranx View Post
Wow. I have never been in a big tragedy like that, (ex. 9/11, big fire etc.) and it really is complete chaos. Thoughts go out to those people
9/11 was huge by comparison. Lets not blow things out of proportion. Foxconn isn't a nuclear reactor.
post #45 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Architect View Post
Gotcha. Makes cigarettes sound healthy.
Not even close.
post #46 of 65
that sucks!!!
my first child
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 3.2ghz Evga X58 Sli3 2x Gtx 460 @ 820Mhz [SLI] 12GB G skill 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force GT 120gb SSD x2 1TB Western digital Caviar Black 1TB 5900 rpm Seagate (Storage) Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 pro 64 bit Samsung 27" 1920x1080 Saitek Eclipse II Corsair AX 850w 
CaseMouseAudio
Haf X R.A.T. 7 Albino Klipsch Promedia 2.1 w/ 200W sub 
  hide details  
Reply
my first child
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 3.2ghz Evga X58 Sli3 2x Gtx 460 @ 820Mhz [SLI] 12GB G skill 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force GT 120gb SSD x2 1TB Western digital Caviar Black 1TB 5900 rpm Seagate (Storage) Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 pro 64 bit Samsung 27" 1920x1080 Saitek Eclipse II Corsair AX 850w 
CaseMouseAudio
Haf X R.A.T. 7 Albino Klipsch Promedia 2.1 w/ 200W sub 
  hide details  
Reply
post #47 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post
Hopefully everyone is alright.
took anyone till the second page to actually express any sorrow for the workers... thats pathetic really. a lot of you are worried about your precious and replaceable pc parts...
Nightwish
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.083GHz 1.376v BIOS 1.352v CPU-Z EVGA 141-BL-E757-RX EVGA GTX 460 1GB G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD Green, 1TB Samsung F3, 2x 80gb Seagate... LG 10x BluRay Burner, LG DVDRW Thermalright LAPPED true Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 20" LCD Saitek Eclipse Thermaltake 750w Cosmos S 
Mouse
CoolerMaster Sentinel 
  hide details  
Reply
Nightwish
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.083GHz 1.376v BIOS 1.352v CPU-Z EVGA 141-BL-E757-RX EVGA GTX 460 1GB G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD Green, 1TB Samsung F3, 2x 80gb Seagate... LG 10x BluRay Burner, LG DVDRW Thermalright LAPPED true Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 20" LCD Saitek Eclipse Thermaltake 750w Cosmos S 
Mouse
CoolerMaster Sentinel 
  hide details  
Reply
post #48 of 65
Ive done factory work. its a lot of fun! And they take safety extremely seriously, OSHA fines are enormous.
post #49 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Odyn View Post
Ive done factory work. its a lot of fun!
Doing the same thing day in day out is fun?

I don't know what they produced at this factory.
Silence
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4ghz HT Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI 5830 Corsair Dominator GT 6gb CAS 7 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
50gb Vertex 2 - OS,1.5tb Storage Win7 64 bit Saitek Cyborg OCZ 700W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Define R3 Logitech G500 Steelseries Glass 
  hide details  
Reply
Silence
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4ghz HT Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI 5830 Corsair Dominator GT 6gb CAS 7 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
50gb Vertex 2 - OS,1.5tb Storage Win7 64 bit Saitek Cyborg OCZ 700W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Define R3 Logitech G500 Steelseries Glass 
  hide details  
Reply
post #50 of 65
Awww. Video was fail. Not a big boom at all. Pepconn was MUCH bigger.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Architect View Post
Toxic dust smoke?
Don't breath this!
Boot to the Head!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon64 X2 4200+ @ stock Epox 9NPA+SLI XFX 8800GS 384 4x1GB G.Skill DDR400 @ stock 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB WD + 1TB WD GP + 320GB WD AAJS Mystery DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64! ViewSonic P220F CRT + KDS 15" CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
$3 Compaq keyboard with pretty aluminum finish ThermalTake PurePower 500W Rosewill R230-P-BK Wired Optical 
Mouse Pad
Table. Mouse pads are overrated 
  hide details  
Reply
Boot to the Head!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon64 X2 4200+ @ stock Epox 9NPA+SLI XFX 8800GS 384 4x1GB G.Skill DDR400 @ stock 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB WD + 1TB WD GP + 320GB WD AAJS Mystery DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64! ViewSonic P220F CRT + KDS 15" CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
$3 Compaq keyboard with pretty aluminum finish ThermalTake PurePower 500W Rosewill R230-P-BK Wired Optical 
Mouse Pad
Table. Mouse pads are overrated 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [EG] Explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu Plant.(VIDEO)