“The company also said in a statement e-mailed to CNET that there had been no deaths related to the incident,” Cheng reports. “Foxconn was forced to shut down the northern China factory after a riot broke out at 11 p.m. local time, possibly sparked when a guard struck a worker, and didn’t get under control until 3 a.m. The riot involved roughly 2,000 workers out of a total of 79,000 employees at the factory.”
Cheng reports, “Earlier this month, a Shanghai Evening Post journalist claimed to have gone undercover at the Taiyun plant. He described his orientation, plant security and his job, which was supposedly to manufacture the back plate of the iPhone 5.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
10 feared dead in Foxconn factory riot; Apple iPhone 5 production line damaged, shut down for 3 days – September 24, 2012
Riots break out at Foxconn factory in China – September 24, 2012