Electronics manufacturing’s encroaching dark side casts shadow on iPhone splendor

Shenzen plant workers manufacturing electronics devices

Another Foxconn employee at the Shenzhen plant is dead after falling off a building this Tuesday morning.

With a total workforce in China numbering 800,000, Foxconn is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer; making devices for leading global electronics brands like Apple and the iPhone. Shenzhen police confirmed the death, and it’s still under investigation as a possible suicide. Nine people have died this year in a series of “incidents” among workers, with two failed suicide attempts.

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