Another Foxconn employee commits suicide in southern China city

17:40, May 12, 2010      

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Another employee with Foxconn Technology Group has died after falling from a rented apartment in the southern city of Shenzhen Tuesday evening, company sources and local police said Wednesday.

This is the sixth death by suicide from falling of a Foxconn employee, two other employees have been hurt after trying to kill themselves. All the cases have happened since the beginning of the year.

The deceased, a 24-year-old woman surnamed Zhu, died at around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. A native of central China's Henan Province, she joined Foxconn in August 2009.

Zhu was on leave when she jumped out of her rented apartment at Shuidouxincun of Longhua Neighborhood. Her mother was visiting Zhu in Shenzhen after traveling down from her hometown in Henan.

Company sources said Foxconn, a unit of Taiwan electronics giant Hon Hai, was very concerned about the death. But no formal company statement had been issued yet out of respect for the deceased and her family, the sources said.

The police are investigating into the death.

No further details are presently available.

The most recent death until Zhu's, was a 23-year-old male Foxconn employee on March 29. He threw himself from the 14th floor of a dormitory building in the Longhua Industrial Park of Shenzhen.

Foxconn is the foremost provider of joint-design, joint-development, manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global computer, communications and consumer electronics companies.

In its Longhua manufacturing base in Shenzhen, Foxconn employs more than 300,000 workers.



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