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Another Foxconn Worker Jumps to Death

First suicide since Apple supplier agreed to overhaul conditions
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2012 12:41 PM CDT
Another Foxconn Worker Jumps to Death
In this May 27, 2010 file photo, workers cling to the logo at the entrance of the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.   (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

(Newser) – Despite the company's efforts to improve working conditions, another Foxconn suicide has occurred: This time, the Apple supplier says a worker jumped to his death from his apartment. The 23-year-old had just joined the company last month, Reuters reports. Yesterday's suicide is the first since Foxconn and Apple agreed in March to overhaul factory conditions, but last week as many as 1,000 workers rioted. (Read more Foxconn stories.)

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