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Monday, 23 May 2011 09:31

Three workers die in Foxconn plant explosion

Written by Nedim Hadzic

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It has been reported that Friday’s explosion in Foxconn’s plant in Chengdu, China, took three lives, which seems to steadily become Foxconn’s way of doing business.

Initial reports claim that the explosion is related to combustible dust in a polishing workshop. The workshop and other similar facilities have been suspended since.

Foxconn is Apple’s main gadget maker and has built quite a reputation lately, what with the advanced methods of installing security nets to mitigate suicides. It seems like the authorities are content to let things be because unlike workers, profits can’t be replaced.

At the time of suicides, Apple said that it will look into the matter closely as they take their supply chain issues very seriously. This time however, Apple declined to comment, but hey – we all know you can’t drive lifestyle without breaking a few eggs. We wonder whether deathstyle is a word.

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+10 #1 joe pineapples 2011-05-23 10:14
This is why China can rob manufacturing from every other country. Never mind the wages, think what they save on health & safety.
+7 #2 thomasg 2011-05-23 12:58
We wonder whether deathstyle is a word.

Metallica used it in the song Saint Anger!
+7 #3 Haberlandt 2011-05-23 16:27
my condolences to their families.
-5 #4 bardenck 2011-05-23 17:22
do people in china not have a choice in where they work? im sure they're just happy to have a job...but at what cost?!! ive read 100 posts about suicide etc, or is that part of their culture?!
+2 #5 JAB Creations 2011-05-23 19:47
The third person dying articles on tech news sites should have come out long before the articles about iPad shortages.

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