Foxconn factory shut down after 2,000-employee brawl erupts, 40 workers injured
It is not yet clear whether that particular factory was one of Foxconn’s iOS device manufacturing facilities. Some analysts claim that this factory is manufacturing back covers for the iPhone 5, and others disagree saying it’s likely not and is instead making Nintendo Wiis.
The brawl broke out around 11pm and the fight heated up and lasted until 3am when police interfered.
“We want to give people time to cool down,” Foxconn spokesman Louis Woo commented on the incident. Foxconn chairman Terry Gou was also informed and approved the halt of factory operations.
With Foxconn’s 79,000 employees, the halt of this one facility is not likely to affect manufacturing in a major way.