Contract Worker for Foxconn Affiliate Falls to His Death
This latest incident occurred at a factory owned by Chimei Innolux Corp., a Hon Hai (Foxconn) affiliate specializing in the production of flat-panel displays. The man who jumped/fell wasn't directly employed by Chimei, but contracted through an outsourcing company.
Be that as it may, this puts the spotlight back on Foxconn, which has been the subject of much media attention in recent months following a spate of suicides in 2010. So much so, in fact, that Apple, Dell, and others who receive goods from Foxconn eventually issued statements promising to look into what's going on over at Foxconn.
Chimei is Taiwan's largest producer of LCDs. The worker who died was born in 1992.