Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jul 2009 20:10 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Hardware, Embedded Systems This is one sad story to report on. Sun Danyong, 25-year-old employee at Chinese manufacturing company Foxconn, has committed suicide after being subjected to apparently rather rigorous interrogation methods by Foxconn's Central Security Division. Danyong handled a shipment of 16 iPhone prototypes, and one of them went missing. Update: Apple responds: "We are saddened by the tragic loss of this young employee, and we are awaiting results of the investigations into his death. We require our suppliers to treat all workers with dignity and respect."
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Not going to blame apple
by rockmen1 on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 03:09 UTC
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Foxconn is a well known sweatshop in China. Extreme work load, low salary, insane regulations.
If this did not happen for apple, it will definitely happen for another OEM.
Yet it provides large amount of tax for local gov, it will not be enforced to improve working env.

Edited 2009-07-22 03:13 UTC

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