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Woman falls to death at Foxconn plant in central China


08:43, September 26, 2011

ZHENGZHOU, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- A young woman fell to death from a dormitory building at Foxconn's plant in central China's Henan province Sunday afternoon, local authorities said.

Niu Xiaobei, an intern from a local technical school, slipped and fell from the sixth-floor of the building at 3:20 p.m. when she was trying to hang her laundry outside a window at the Foxconn complex in the city of Zhengzhou, the city government's information office said in a statement.

Foxconn, the world's largest maker of computer components, assembles products for Apple, Sony and Nokia. It was in the spotlight after a string of suicides of workers at its massive Chinese plants, which some blamed on tough working conditions.

The company currently employs 1.2 million people, with about 1 million of them based on the Chinese mainland.


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Arthur Borges at 2012-02-28219.150.142.*
The tricky windows and roofs of Foxconn dormitories are becoming more famous than its products.
Lushen at 2011-09-26210.22.134.*
sorry to hear that, foxconn need pay more attention to security

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