Photos: Inside Shenzhen’s Foxconn Factory (Update)
Joel Johnson toured Shenzhen’s Foxconn Factory for a special WIRED report, soon to be published. From his “Notes from Shenzhen“:
Update, November 5: According to Bloomberg, a worker at the Shenzhen Foxconn factory was found dead outside of his dormitory:
Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract maker of electronics, said a worker was found dead outside a company dormitory earlier today, the first reported death at the manufacturer since 100,000 employees staged a “Treasure your life” rally in August.
The body of the 23-year old male worker was found around 1:20 a.m. at Foxconn’s Guanlan campus in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the company said in an e-mailed statement sent through its public relations agency Burson-Marsteller. Louis Woo, a spokesman for Foxconn, said the cause of death hasn’t been determined.