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Another suicide at Foxconn: employee jumps off a building

0. phoneArena 14 Jun 2012, 08:40 posted on

On Wednesday, another Foxconn employee jumped off a build in what’s the first suicide in the factory known most for making Apple products…

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posted on 14 Jun 2012, 18:54 1

56. sun0066 (Posts: 155; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)


gross

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 19:02 2

59. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well said davecann. Jmoita does make some really stupid uninformed comments. Just ignore him/her

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 19:09 1

61. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Speak your mind bro. That's what freedom is all about, who cares if someone doesn't like it.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 20:00 1

63. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


iFan supporting a greedy filthy evil company...

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 20:01 1

64. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


After all that u still support Apple... Your a disgrace
to society and public...

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 20:02

65. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


Hahaha. ...

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 20:03

66. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


U lire....

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 20:04 1

67. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


It means nothing to u... Cause uve got no self-respect.....

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 20:21 2

69. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1224; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


i'm prettu sure there is not a lot of job availability for people in china

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 07:48

75. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Your statement was...

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 08:58 8

4. VJo003 (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


But Apple... Are the balance sheets ok?

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 10:04 2

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You are a horrible person.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 11:56 8

30. VJo003 (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


u didn't understand did u....folks are committing suicide & apple is amassing cash in their balance sheet...that's what they care about & hence the sarcasm

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:10 3

6. wmdprod (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


hmm... 1.2 million workers putting phones together? Why not have allll of those jobs brought over to the U.S i know a whole lot of people that wouldnt mind a job. oh but at least ...."independent report found no huge violations of Chinese law"

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 10:35 3

24. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Because Apple would have to make about $80.00 less per iPhone sold. What a horrible concept, right?

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:22 8

9. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


its the same thing with walmart factories in china, only worse.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:25 4

10. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Terrible news,No doubt pressure has been upped lately on the workers to make the iphone 5.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:27 7

11. destr0y3r (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Lmao I find it hilarious how fandroids are blaming Apple for this when even HP/Dell/Lenovo, Samsung outsource their production to ODMs like this.
Not to mention even Samsung have their own sweatshop in Indonesia and Vietnam that pays even lower than Foxxcon in China.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:33 6

13. Synack (Posts: 680; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Except Indonesians care about their families and don't commit suicide.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:43

16. lancekik (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


than kan lar af ae3 oops.. (ignore)

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:47 3

17. EvoHero (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 May 2011)


I don't find anything hilarious about this, but you're right about how other companies use Foxconn besides Apple. Most Samsung tv boards are manufactured there, as well as products from Nokia, Nintendo and others. So this is a problem that stems from the tech manufacturing industry itself, not Apple.
But Apple has the bargaining power to change the way Foxconn treats its employees. It doesn't seem the changes made in the last couple years are drastic enough. I understand that a certain percentage of any population will commit suicide, but I think that doing it at your job like this is meant to be a statement.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:33 6

14. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Poor employee. He probably realized how awful the upcoming iPhone is. Just too bad.. :(

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:36 4

15. lancekik (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


its china, Apple(steve jobs) uses them as slave labor so we can have low prices & large profit.. Steve Jobs what a hero, glad he isnt around any more....

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:58 6

19. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Hmm, i agree.. Samsung have a factory on Texas just dedicated for producing several components for iPhone but Apple couldn't even build their own factory on US? What the?!

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 11:04 5

26. remixfa (Posts: 14586; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im waiting for the iJustify team. Where are they? Tell me how IM wrong for wanting these conditions stopped, and that its really OK.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 11:10 5

28. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1733; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


iDrones don't care as long as they get their precious fruit

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 12:44 2

37. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


you are not wrong on wanting to change the conditions. nobody will dispute that, at least here... the problem is that some blame Apple, and Apple having a bargaining chip.. but reality is that we don't know the whole deal for us to point fingers..

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 13:35 1

41. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Everything points to Apple smh. World hunger? Apple's fault. Animal abuse? Apple's fault. Domestic violence? Apple's fault. Like an earlier poster said various companies go thru Foxconn or something like them (including beloved Android supporter Samsung) yet no one wants to acknowledge that...it's yet again about attacking Apple. For all we know this guy could of committed suicide b/c he was facing jail time for leaking proprietary information. We don't know. It's an unfortunate event but what's even more unfortunate/stupid is that Android lovers use this as another opportunity to point fingers at Apple. Some people just live to argue for no good reason...too bad most of them associate themselves w/Android. Grow the hell up people.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 14:04 4

42. remixfa (Posts: 14586; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Samsung makes all of their top electronics, including the galaxy S line and their top end TV's IN HOUSE. They only go through foxconn to build that low end crap that most people in america dont buy anyways.

Also, you never hear of suicides at the samsung factory. This is again at the Apple factory, where they had 17 SUICIDES LAST YEAR. 17.. at 1 factory.
And that's not even adding in the dozens of people that died and were injured at the ipad factory last year that they build in 30 days.. then decided AGAINST installing ventilation in the building.. which resulted in an explosion because the air was so thick with aluminum particles and other junk. Try breathing in that for weeks.. before your blown up.

And yet.. again.. Foxconn themselves said that each factory is run differently according to the requests from the partner company and Apple has some of the worst conditions of all of their factories.

I wonder if its all just cosmic coincidence or if something different is happening there? HMMM??

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 14:30 1

47. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Got to keep production levels up. Workers are a consumable resource - when one jumps, they get replaced with another one. Welcome to the new serfdom.

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