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Worker killed in blast at TSMC’s Arizona construction site

A worker has died after being caught in an explosion at the Arizona site where iPhone processor manufacturer TSMC is building a new plant — and has previously been accused of using dangerous construction methods.

TSMC investing $40 billion in Arizona fabs
TSMC investing $40 billion in Arizona fabs

The previous accusations against TSMC included it being described as “easily the most unsafe site I’ve ever walked on,” according to Luke Kasper of the sheet metal workers’ union. TSMC has denied all accusations, but now a new incident has reportedly seen a fatality.

According to Bloomberg, an explosion caused the death of the driver of what’s described as a chemical truck. TSMC said it was a waste disposal truck, and the Arizona State Building and Construction Trades Council (Arizona BTC) has confirmed the death.

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