Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Twelfth FoxConn Employee Commits Suicide

Foxconn Suicides
It looks like with every new iPhone, Foxconn sacrifices a few employees. (Not intentionally I guess and hope because they are even willing to go as far as getting employees to sign a non suicide pact. I hope Apple will not ask us to enter such pact when we buy our next phone.)
The twelfth employee to commit suicide from Foxconn's Shenzhen plant this year became the tenth person to plunge to his death at the factory just 11pm in Shanghai time.
This employee committed suicide just ONE day after  a 19 year old Hunan male, Li Hai, who had just started working at Foxconn 42 days ago.
I hope Foxconn's biggest clients like, Apple, Dell and HP would look into these factory suicides.  Perhaps staying off next iPhone 4G might make Steve Jobs make a call.

President of Foxconn Terry Gou bows for apology after a string of suicides by the company's employees at a plant of Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, on May 26, 2010. Terry Gou said here on Wednesday that the company would prevent such tragedies from happening again. Foxconn is part of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. and makes computers, game consoles and mobile phones for companies including Hewlett-Packard Co., Sony Corp. and Nokia Corp. (Xinhua/Chen Yehua)


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