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Ninth Foxconn Worker of 2010 Commits Suicide

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Another employee has committed suicide at Foxconn bringing the number of 2010 deaths at the factory to nine.

Earlier this month it emerged that Foxconn had hired monks, councilors and exorcists to try to put an end to the spate of suicides. The company expressed its regret and sorrow for the victims, all aged between 18 and 24.

The latest victim was a 21-year-old man named Nan Gang. Gang is said to have jumped from a fourth floor dormitory about half an hour after finishing his shift last Friday night. The AP also reports that there was another suicide in January. A man jumped to his death at a Foxconn plant in Langfang in Hebei province. His death went unreported until Friday.

Suicide rates for China put the average number of suicides per 100,000 at 23. However, despite these statistics, the Guardian cites a Foxconn spokesperson that says the Shenzhen plant usually only experiences one or two in a year for the roughly 300,000 people working at the factory.

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    bv90andy , 25 May 2010 01:21
    *sets mind never to work for Foxconn*
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    flaminggerbil , 25 May 2010 01:24
    Eh, their employees are killing themselves due to the obviously shitty working conditions and yet they blame it on some kind of spiritual presence.
    Wake up Foxconn, this is a pathetic attempt to pass the blame on to something else.
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    Dandalf , 25 May 2010 03:07
    Yeah, spirits
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    lightnote , 25 May 2010 05:45
    Sorry "one or two in a year" Sound like they don't care that much.
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    lightnote , 25 May 2010 05:47
    Forgot to include the work "ONLY" at the beginning of that quote.
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    Clintonio , 25 May 2010 05:48
    "I work for Apple... oh god, where is that rope"