Is Foxconn installing safety nets to prevent more deaths?
Foxconn has received a ton of attention because of a cluster of suicides at one of the company's Chinese factories. It's led to scrutiny of working conditions at the factory and a number of undercover reports have provided detailed descriptions of what it's like to work at the electronics manufacturing plant.
Foxconn has taken steps to try and stop the suicides. The company has hired councilors, monks and exorcists and given everyone a raise. They also asked employees to sign no-suicide contracts but retracted the idea after they realized it was a bit insensitive.
The latest effort on Foxconn's part appears to be installing safety nets to catch those who do decide to jump. A Gizmodo tipster sent in a photo of what are allegedly Foxconn-owned buildings in China. The photo also features safety nets that were supposedly installed to prevent any more deaths.
Foxconn has yet to comment on whether the picture on Gizmodo is actually of factory buildings.