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Seems dubious.

  1. sargasso_c says:

    Well, that solves the problem.

  2. wetback says:

    I thought their buildings were taller for some reason. Still why would u jump of a building??????

  3. Riker17 says:

    I thought the story went that employees were jumping off a cliff? What good are these nets if the windows don’t open?

  4. George says:

    “I thought their buildings were taller for some reason. Still why would u jump of a building??????”

    Because its so darned hard to get a handgun in China.

  5. Rider says:

    The only thing that makes me question this is it seems like a rather extreme step. Why not just limit access to the roof? there must be something cheaper and easier they could have done then buy and install giant nets?

  6. Urotsukidoji says:

    Ok, we save you from jumping to your death. That will cost you 200 yuan. Now back to work, slave!!!

  7. Ah_Yea says:

    Kinda looks like fun! Take a leap to break the boredom.

  8. stuartc says:

    kinda like the beef industry in the US… “oh it’s not good to feed cattle grain?”, “lets make medicine so that we can keep doing it”…

  9. LotsaLuck says:

    I thought the Flying Wallendas worked without a safety net…

  10. Waltersobchack says:

    I heard that Gizmodo paid $5,000 for that photo to some guy who found it in a bar.

  11. Braig says:

    So typical China. Guess next to happen is that all windows are bolted and bared and all fire escapes blocked. And we’ll have the confinement as is in most other sweatshops in Asia. Hooray – not more suicides. But when a fire starts, thousands die.

  12. Nugget Coombs says:

    This is not going to make me any more likely to buy anything produced by the Fox Con outfit.

  13. Zoox says:

    Oh my god! I don’t believe that this is the right way to fight the self-suicide of the employees. Maybe they should think about better work conditions or more money. Unbelievable…

  14. The DON says:

    #7 beat me to it.

    Looks like potential fin time to be had leaping and bouncing around in the nets.
    Just need holes in the middle to climd down from.

  15. wamalamadingdong says:

    It’s about the BIRDS. Get a grip.

  16. deowll says:

    Actually this is more a problem of western perceptions than a high suicide rate at the factory. Their suicide rate is actually lower than your home town if you live in most western countries.

    Once nice point is the nets do provide some shade making the space more pleasant on summer days.

  17. AlanWinch says:

    The safety nets only speaks out that you poor factory worker can jump but not in my back yard.

  18. networth says:

    The suicide rate for foxconn is actually slightly
    lower then the general population in China.
    The media just picked up on this story and ran
    with it.

  19. Buzz says:

    Actually, Chinese acrobats taking temp work at Foxie really appreciate them during exercise hour.

  20. The0ne says:

    Yes. And yes it is that bad when a company has to resort to this antics. Get real people or visit the place of your inanimate producers.


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