Students and Scholars
Corporate Misbehaviour

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[Press release] SACOM’s Video Proves Foxconn Has Been Ignoring Work Safety

[Statement] Explosion at Foxconn is not Accidental

23 May 2011

A blast broke out at Foxconn’s plant in Chengdu on 20 May evening killed 3 workers and injured 15. The plant is situated in the Processing Zone of Pi County, Chengdu and is a major production site for iPad. Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) expresses our condolences to the deceased workers and strongly condemns Foxconn for its negligence in maintaining work safety in the factory. The explosion is not accidental. SACOM pinpointed the problem of the aluminum dust in the polishing department in our report in early May. Regrettably, Foxconn turns a deaf ear to SACOM’s findings. After the spate of suicides, the blast also [...]

BBC: Foxconn factory explosion in China kills three

A Foxconn spokesman said the situation was under control and the blast was being investigated

An explosion at a Chinese factory owned by Foxconn has killed three people and injured 15.

The incident happened on a production line for Apple’s iPad 2 inChengdu in the south-western province of Sichuan, according to local media reports.

It is unclear whether production of the iPad will be disrupted.

The Taiwanese manufacturer was quick to state the incident was an accident and police have ruled out foul play.


Deustche Welle: NGO slams working conditions at iPhone maker Foxconn

Last year, a spate of suicides brought the Taiwanese firm Foxconn, which makes iPhones for Apple, into disrepute. In a new report, a Hong Kong-based NGO says working conditions in the company’s factories are deplorable.

Across mainland China, there are hundreds and thousands of people employed to make cell phones, MP3 players and computers for the Taiwanese firm Foxconn, which supplies goods to renowned customers such as Nintendo, Intel, HP, Apple or Dell.

Their working conditions are terrible, according to a new survey by the Hong Kong-based NGO, Students & Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior, and have not necessarily [...]

The Age: Meet the workers dying to meet your iPad 2 demand