A WOMAN employee at electronics maker Foxconn jumped to her death in south China's Shenzhen City, People's Daily reported yesterday.
The 25-year-old female engineer, who was not named, jumped from the 10th floor of the building where she lived in Yantian District in Shenzhen in Guangdong Province on January 7, the paper said.
Foxconn said the woman joined its factory in Shenzhen's Longhua town in 2005. She was on sick leave when she jumped from the building.
Earlier, Hong Kong media said the woman was on leave after she had been scolded by her supervisor and ordered to quit.
The suicide is this year's first such incident involving a Foxconn employee.
Last year, a total of 10 young migrant workers jumped to their deaths at Foxconn's Longhua factory.
Foxconn hires around 450,000 workers at the Longhua factory, most of them migrant workers from inland provinces.
A key manufacturer of Apple's iPhones and iPads and computer gadgets for other global tech giants such as Hewlett-Packard and Dell, Foxconn raised workers' wages, improved working conditions and reduced overtime hours after it came under fire due to the spate of suicides.
Some employees accused the factory of treating them like nonpersons, according to previous reports
You don't see the parallel ?
A 25 yr old engineer on medical health leave was told to quit or get fired for not contributing to the company, building Apple products.
So in desperation, she killed herself.
Isn't Jobs on medical leave now ? Why is aapl still using a heartless,slave shop ?
You Apple bashers are just plain stupid.
Check where your non Apple PC's or cell phones are made.
Foxconn is the primary assembler for a lot of companies besides Apple.
The sick and stupid comments re Steve Jobs health belong in a High School playground.
Grow up and get a life.