Report: Latest Foxconn Death Makes 10

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Another worker at China’s Foxconn Technology Group has died. While few details were released by the state-run Xinhua News Agency, the incident is the 10th death in the past year at the electronics maker. Ironically, the death followed an announcement Monday by Foxconn disputing reports of a sweatshop atmosphere.

“We are certainly not running a sweatshop. We are confident we’ll be able to stabilize the situation soon,” the AP quotes Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou.


Last week, a 21-year-old man jumped from a four-story building Friday night after ending his shift at Foxconn. Earlier this month, another worker committed suicide.

Last July, a Foxconn worker committed suicide after being interrogated about a missing iPhone prototype.

Apple cleared Foxconn in 2006, in a report that mentioned lack of overtime as the most serious worker concern.

[via PCWorld]