Foxconn faces fresh suicide fears as 14th worker dies
Foxconn, the Chinese maker of Apple's iPhone, is investigating the death of a packaging plant worker, following a string of 13 staff suicides at its factories earlier this year. [pic]
Father Ma Zishan and sister Ma Liqun mourn the death of Ma Xiangqian outside a Foxconn factory in Longhua. Mr. Xiangqian killed himself in January. 10:27AM BST 06 Aug 2010
The 22-year old woman died on Wednesday after falling from a dormitory building at its Kunshan plant in eastern Jiangsu province, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer said on Friday. Thirteen Chinese employees have committed suicide this year at Foxconn plants and an affiliate by jumping from buildings, including 10 in the southern city of Shenzhen. It was unclear whether the latest death was a suicide. The company said it was working with local authorities to investigate. The suicides at Foxconn – which generates revenues of $40bn annually making everything from iPads to desktop computers and televisions – have put the spotlight on working conditions for millions of factory workers in China, the "workshop of the world". Protestors in May laid traditional Chinese funeral offerings at Foxconn's headquarters in Hong Kong. Employment rights campaigners have also criticized the "military-style" regime at Foxconn's Longhua plant in Shenzhen in particular, where 300,000 people work. Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/china-business/7929938/Foxconn-faces-fresh-suicide-fears-as-14th-worker-dies.html
In 2010, 14 Chinese employees have committed suicide at Foxconn plants.
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/6995187.html Police reveal reason of 10th Foxconn employee's suicidal fall this year Preliminary investigation shows that factors including failed romance, unrestrained gambling could be the reasons behind suicide of a Foxconn Technology Group employee