Chinese Factory Suicide: Foxconn death toll mounts

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We have more worrying news to bring you from the Foxconn factory suicides now, as we can confirm that another man commited suicide, bringing the suicide death toll to 10.

As reported from Huffingon Post, a 23-year-old worker from Gansu in China killed himself by leaping from a dormitory balcony just hours after Foxconn chairman Terry Gou invited media into one of the factories in an attempt to calm the situation down.

It seems as if the problems are getting worse for the company who supplies Apple, as just today, another Foxconn employee attempted to cut his wrists in his dormitory, but survived after receiving medical attention.

The most worrying aspect of this latest attempted suicide, is that the 25 year-old worker had only been at Foxconn for two months. Obviously there is a real issue at hand here – 10 deaths and 3 attempted suicides is clearly not normal behaviour.

Let us know your thoughts on this. What do you think is going on?

Also See: Foxconn working conditions in 2012 video report

  • Stephen

    Isn it strange how china would release information like this?
    If it was any other factory involving bad press for anything coming out of china, even with thousands of deaths, china would definately cover it up, censor it. Think about it, how often does the chinese INVITE foreign media into their country? They wouldnt even let this TV show called 'Tropic of Cancer' pass through China to make a lovely documentary, Nevermind release a full list of people who committed suicide in a factory.
    Foxconn is actually a Taiwanese company they moved this main production over to china because its cheaper for labour over there. They were grossing alot of money during those years and is starting to worth a great deal on the international market.
    But the owners bought a large plot of land near Taipei (captial of Taiwan) recently and was planning on building a factory and maybe moving the whole productions back to Taiwan. The idea being that China realised they cannot use violence to influence Taiwan so they used the economy. They release information like this and now the stock value of Foxconn plummeted.

  • Stephen

    Isn it strange how china would release information like this?
    If it was any other factory involving bad press for anything coming out of china, even with thousands of deaths, china would definately cover it up, censor it. Think about it, how often does the chinese INVITE foreign media into their country? They wouldnt even let this TV show called 'Tropic of Cancer' pass through China to make a lovely documentary, Nevermind release a full list of people who committed suicide in a factory.
    Foxconn is actually a Taiwanese company they moved this main production over to china because its cheaper for labour over there. They were grossing alot of money during those years and is starting to worth a great deal on the international market.
    But the owners bought a large plot of land near Taipei (captial of Taiwan) recently and was planning on building a factory and maybe moving the whole productions back to Taiwan. The idea being that China realised they cannot use violence to influence Taiwan so they used the economy. They release information like this and now the stock value of Foxconn plummeted, China wants the end result to be the demise of Foxconn for planning on moving some business to another country.