The Wall Street Journal: Recent deaths reopen scrutiny of Foxconn working conditions

ZHENGZHOU, China — Early one day last week, a 31-year-old man finished his night shift on an iPhone assembly line, climbed to the top floor of Foxconn Technology Group’s L03 production building and leapt to his death. He had been on the job for a month.

The next day, Aug. 19, another Foxconn worker was struck by a train and killed. Driving rain had flooded pedestrian underpasses, and she had scaled a fence to cross the railway tracks in an attempt to get to work.

The two deaths in the northern Chinese city of Zhengzhou — where Foxconn 2354, -0.59% runs Apple Inc.

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