Report: 3 More Suicides at Foxconn PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Saturday, 18 May 2013 09:26

ZHENGZHOU — Three Foxconn workers have jumped to their deaths at the ODM's sprawling campus here in the past three weeks, a labor rights group asserts.

According to China Labor Watch today, a 24-year old male worker jumped off of the Yukang dormitory building on April 22; a 23-year old female worker jumped off of the 12th floor of Fuxin Apartment Building Number Nine on April 27; and on May 14, 30-year old male worker from Henan jumped from the roof of a building. The latter worker was married with a five-year old son and had entered Foxconn at the end of April, CLW said.

"The reasons for these building jumpings are unclear," CLW said. "Some estimate them to be related to the new 'silence mode' policy at Zhengzhou in which workers are purportedly threatened with termination if they talk on the job. One report said that the most recent suicide might have been associated with relationship problems."

The site (shown below) employs more than 100,000 workers, CLW reported.

 

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