One more employee from Foxconn falls off building and dies

16:06, May 15, 2010      

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A young man died after falling from the top of a 7-floor dormitory building of the Foxconn Technology Group in south China's boom town of Shenzhen Friday night, the company said Saturday.

It is the ninth fall by Foxconn employees in five months.

Foxconn, a Shenzhen-based thriving tech firm linked to Taiwan electronics giant Hon Hai Group, said the dead was 21 and surnamed Liang, who had been working at the company since last November.

A blood-stained dagger was found with Liang and his body sustained several knife cuts.

Police are investigating whether it was a suicide.

Liang fell from the building at around 10:50 p.m. Friday. He was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead at 11:40 p.m., said a company spokesman.

"Foxconn felt sorry over the death," he said.

Before the latest death of Liang, eight other Foxconn employees have plunged from buildings since the beginning of this year, of whom six died and two were injured and still being hospitalized.

Source: Xinhua
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