12th Foxconn Employee Jumps; Became 10th To Die

Despite Foxconn allegedly asking all employees to sign contracts promising not to kill themselves, another worker has jumped out of a building window. This came hours after Foxconn's CEO was boasting to press of the fabulous facilities at the factories.

It appears the Olympic-sized swimming pool just isn't enough to keep workers happy. The 10th employee to kill himself jumped sometime just before midnight (local Chinese time) last night; apparently he was aged just 23 years.

Foxconn CEO Guo Tai-ming supposedly told the assembled press at the conference yesterday that he "needs therapy," according to a translation from NowNews. He's ordered safety nets to be erected around the dormitories and factory buildings, covering 1.5 million square metres, and said "although this seems like a 'dumb' measure, at least it could save life [sic]should anyone else fall". [NowNews and Xinhuanet via MIC Gadget]

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