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5/23/2011 05:01 PM EDT
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maclag
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re: Student group blames Foxconn for blast
maclag   5/30/2011 3:51:50 AM
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Everybody's ready to blame Apple for working with companies having poor working security practices, or pressuring too much their suppliers. Now, who can tell if their competitors are doing better? Boycotting Apple will just result in getting someone else under the light. What do we expect to see as a difference? This kind of issue can't be solved but by stronger regulation, by laws!

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daleste   5/28/2011 2:13:37 AM
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We can't prevent these things from happening, but we can limit their effect if we know about it and take proactive measures to shut them down. I will change my habits to effect their profits. Will you? We have to have knowledge of the problems to do this. Please keep the information coming.

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Semispectator   5/27/2011 7:44:51 PM
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Next time you use iPad, you can think about those poor souls that sacrificed for your enjoyment. Or for the next cup of coffee you drink, think about those farm workers. As I have seen on a documentary "You are drinking my blood." Unfortunate but this is fact of commercialization and globalization. As long as someone is willing to put up with it, it will continue to happen at somewhere else next time.

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DarkMatter0   5/27/2011 7:20:51 PM
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Export lawyers from the US to China. Solves two problems at once.

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daleste   5/25/2011 3:14:16 AM
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Can Americans boycott a company that allows these conditions? Can you walk away from your iPad and iPhone? It may cause price increases, but they really should build their products in a manner that does not endanger life.

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fdunn0   5/25/2011 12:09:20 AM
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Well at least the Apple products are shiney and that's all that counts to Apple. If 50 Foxconn employees die the only concern Apple will have is will they meet their schedule. Apple has shown again and again that their product release schedule is more important than chinese workers.

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DrFPGA   5/24/2011 2:56:08 PM
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Peter- Thanx for reporting on this. Most other articles focus on the Apple production losses not the life lost or the likely causes.

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phoenixdave   5/24/2011 12:54:42 PM
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"The production units and canteen are also full of dust just like the construction site.".....In addition to the post above, these two comments not only point out a health risk but can potentially create an issue with device quality (if reported correctly in the article)left uncontrolled. Conductive aluminum dust is obviously not a good think to have floating around when assembling electronic circuit boards.

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eewiz   5/24/2011 12:25:42 PM
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From the report "Workers in the polishing department also complain that the department is full of aluminium dust. Even though they have worn gloves, their hands are still covered by dust and so as their face and clothes. " The report clearly mentions about the presence of aluminum dust in the plant. Foxconn should have taken the report & working conditions more seriously.

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