Foxconn Installs Antijumping Nets at Hebei Plants

Having built safety nets along its employee dormitories after a series of jumping suicides at its Shenzhen production plant, Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which uses the trade name Foxconn, is now installing the same sort of nets at some of its inland factories, state media reported Tuesday.

According to the article in Xinhua’s International Herald Leader, safety nets have been put in place on almost all buildings as a way to stop workers from jumping off roofs at Foxconn’s mobile phone plant in the city of Langfang in Hebei province. Both Foxconn and city officials in Langfang declined to comment on the issue.

The world’s biggest electronics contractor came under fire after a series of suicides and suicide attempts—with 10 deaths in all–at its Shenzhen production base in the first five months of this year.

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