LONDON An employee of contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn fell to his death Monday (March 29) in Shenzhen China, according to a Xinhua report that cited the company and police as sources.
This is the third such death this year the report said. Xinhua had previously reported the death of 19-year old male employee Ma Xiangqian found dead lying in a stairway on Jan. 29, and that a second employee fell to his death on the evening of March 11. All three deaths took place in Foxconn facilities in Shenzhen.
Foxconn is the trade name of the Taiwan based firm Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. (Taipei, Taiwan). Foxconn is the largest manufacturer of electronics and computer systems worldwide, and mainly manufactures on contract to other companies. Foxconn, which has many factories in China, is said to manufacture many different products on behalf of Apple as well as cell phones for a number of leading brands and games consoles for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft.
The latest death was of a 23-year-old graduate named Liu who fell from the 14th floor of a dormitory building at around 3:00am in the Longhua Industrial Park, the report said.
The report quoted an un-named co-worker as saying Liu suffered from a sleepwalking disorder.