Foxconn is the largest electronics manufacturer in the world. It’s China-based plants churn out iPods, iPads, iPhones, Kindles, PS2s, PS3s, Wiis and Xbox 360s. And today, another one of its factory workers apparently committed suicide.
Or the 21-year-old fell from his window from Foxconn’s many worker dormitories in Shenzhen, located in Guangdong province in southern China. The company, however, is headquartered in Taiwan.
There have been eight deaths like this during 2010. And days ago, another worker reportedly fell form a seventh-story Foxconn dormitory window. In the past several weeks, 30 individuals have committed suicide at the Shenzhen plant. (It’s important to note that this is lower than the national average.)
Earlier this spring, another China-based manufacturer, KYE Systems Corp, came under fire for treating its workers like “prisoners”. The company makes, among other things, the control pads for the Xbox 360.