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Eighth worker dies at China iPhone factory

Published 22/05/2010 | 05:00

A worker at a huge Chinese factory which makes iPhones and iPads fell to his death yesterday -- the eighth fatality this year at the world's largest contract maker of electronics, state-run media reported.

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The previous deaths at the Foxconn Technology Group plant in the southern boom town of Shenzhen were deemed suicides.

The death will raise more questions about working conditions at Foxconn's massive complex.

Labour activists claim the 300,000 employees are pushed hard, toil under tremendous pressure and face harsh discipline for making mistakes.

Irish Independent

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