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Articles tagged with: underpaid

Apple’s Foxconn Reopens After Deadly Explosion

Apple’s supplier, Foxconn has resumed operations at its Chengdu plant in China, after an explosion killed three employees last month. The company has ended its investigation into the incident and has implemented safeguards that it claims will prevent a similar situation from happening.

The company stated that the accident was due to an explosion of aluminum dust in a ventilation duct, and that the company has solved this issue by improving workshop ventilation (as if employee air quality wasn’t reason enough).

People Have Died Over Your iPad

If you knew that Chinese workers at one of Apple’s main suppliers, Foxconn, were overworked, underpaid, and committed suicide over your iPad, would you still want one? At least 14 workers at Foxconn have already killed themselves within the last 16 months due to horrible working conditions.