Foxconn to Compensate Employee's Family for Life
However, Hon Hai Precision, Foxconn's parent company, suspended a security official over the incident, which obviously suggest something something smells rather foul. Gu Qinming, the suspended security chief, admitted that he grabbed Sun once by the shoulder, but denied beating him.
A Foxconn official in Taipei, speaking on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorized to speak on the matter, said Tuesday that the company would pay Sun's parents a lump sum of 360,000 yuan ($52,600), plus 30,000 yuan ($4,385) every year as long as either of them lives.
The real issue here is the level of secrecy and pressure put on employees in any country that works with Apple or in support of Apple products. Apple commented earlier on the matter, with a spokesperson saying:
Apple obviously feels compelled to offer a response to these tragic events and of course it's appropriate that they should. Though clearly it's a long reach to pass judgment on Apple for this sad situation. Foxconn is a very large ODM for many world class companies. It just so happens this Foxconn employee became a statistic with an unreleased iPhone in his hand.
“We are saddened by the tragic loss of this employee. We require that our suppliers treat all workers with dignity and respect.”