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Wednesday, 20 July 2011 12:25

Foxconn worker plummets to death

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Questions about working conditions persist
Last year a spate of suicides at Foxconn’s facilities in China prompted several NGOs and major companies using Foxconn’s services to question the company's practices and working conditions at its sprawling manufacturing plants.

Sadly, the disturbing trend appears to be continuing. A 21-year-old Foxconn employee apparently jumped to his death on Tuesday. The total number of suicides reported in Foxconn’s mammoth manufacturing plants last year was and the company announced plans to improve working conditions. Foxconn even employed safety nets, literally, to prevent depressed workers from taking their lives.

A Foxconn official told Taiwan’s Commercial times that the death of the latest victim was not related to overworking or pressure, since the 21-year-old only pulled two hours of overtime since he started working at Foxconn’s Shenzen plant last month. Foxconn currently employs about one million workers in China and about half of them are based in its massive Shenzen facility.

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+1 #1 Alterecho 2011-07-20 13:34
Move to low rise buildings with moats?
 
 
+5 #2 JEskandari 2011-07-20 13:39
Quoting Alterecho:
Move to low rise buildings with moats?

Not the solution
they'll drown themselves in the moat
 
 
+2 #3 bardenck 2011-07-20 13:45
Quoting JEskandari:
Quoting Alterecho:
Move to low rise buildings with moats?

Not the solution
they'll drown themselves in the moat



about to say the same thing!!

surround the building with bouncy pads?! or maybe start treating their employees better, more pay?
 
 
+7 #4 Kryojenix 2011-07-20 13:51
Quoting bardenck:
maybe start treating their employees better, more pay?


Are you CRAZY?! The hardworking upper management staff will start jumping out of their penthouses!!! :eek:
 
 
+2 #5 bardenck 2011-07-20 13:57
Quoting Kryojenix:
Quoting bardenck:
maybe start treating their employees better, more pay?


Are you CRAZY?! The hardworking upper management staff will start jumping out of their penthouses!!! :eek:



lol, true, i did also say treat them better!
 
 
+1 #6 Bl0bb3r 2011-07-20 17:18
Quoting Kryojenix:
Quoting bardenck:
maybe start treating their employees better, more pay?


Are you CRAZY?! The hardworking upper management staff will start jumping out of their penthouses!!! :eek:




And that's a bad thing how?
 
 
0 #7 Fud_u 2011-07-21 07:52
Oh well, that's one less competition for us all.
 
 
-1 #8 Warrior24_7 2011-07-21 12:49
Damn dude just quit! Oh I forgot, its China.
 
 
0 #9 youserzero 2011-07-22 01:01
And now they will have a factory in Mexico, bringing these slave-like working conditions to North America?
 

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