Nobody seems to know what's going on at Foxconn's
China operations, only that something isn't right. According to a Reuters report, yet another Foxconn worker has fallen off a building and died, prompting speculation as to the real cause. Depending on who you listen to, this is either the seventh (Reuters) or ninth (DigiTimes) time an employee has fallen from a Foxconn dormitory to his death.
Foxconn, who some of you might remember for its own-branded motherboards and videocards before switching focus to serving customers like Apple and Sony Ericsson, has come under fire for the welfare of its employees after what some have speculated are a spate of suicides. Whether or not that's the case with this latest incident isn't yet known (again, depending on who you ask), but that's something the police are investigating, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
If all this isn't bizarre enough, DigiTimes is reporting that the victim was found with four knife wounds to the chest, adding that local police have indeed ruled it a suicide saying that the wounds were self-inflicted.
Foxconn owns a factory base in Shenzhen where some 300,000 employees work in around the clock shifts producing parts and devices for some of the world's biggest computer and phone companies.