Apple Determines Death of Pegatron Worker Was Not Linked to Working Conditions

Apple Determines Death of Pegatron Worker Was Not Linked to Working Conditions

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Apple says the death of a 15-year Pegatron worker was not linked to working conditions at the factory, reports Reuters.

On October 9th, Shi Zhaokun, a 15-year worker who had forged identification papers saying he was 20, was unable to make it to work and checked into a hospital. Soon after, he was pronounced dead of pneumonia.

Mr. Shi was one was of five sudden deaths at the factory, leading China Labor Watch to blame working conditions at Pegatron.

“Considering the sudden deaths of five people and the similar reason of the deaths, we believe there should be some relations between the tragedy and the working conditions in the factory,” said Li Qiang, who runs China Labor Watch.

Apple sent a medical delegation to investigate the incident and found no link between the working conditions at the factory and the boy's death.

"Last month, we sent independent medical experts from the U.S. and China to conduct an investigation of the (Pegatron) factory," Apple said in a statement on Thursday. "While they have found no evidence of any link to working conditions there, we realize that is of little comfort to the families who have lost their loved ones."

"Apple has a long-standing commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace for every worker in our supply chain, and we have a team working with Pegatron at their facility to ensure that conditions meet our high standards."

Pegatron had already concluded the death was not related to work, saying the assembly line environment should not cause pneumonia.

"Pegatron has strict measures in place to verify workers' ages before and after they are hired, and we work with health and safety experts to provide a safe working environment for each and every worker," Pegatron said.

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Apple Determines Death of Pegatron Worker Was Not Linked to Working Conditions
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Tony - December 12, 2013 at 11:06pm
Why are all the iSheeps quite ? Lol... Your making little kids work, and then apple denies the fact its not linked to working conditions. If I was them, I would sue now APPLES ASS, see how they would like it. This is regular people not robots. SCREW YOU APPLE and your COMPANY. Of course if this was Samsung articles people will bash samsung left and right, but if its Apple its ok! Please you guys are all tools. Im going to see what Apple fans are going to say when the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes out with a metal body, then we are going to see which one is premium device. And when it pushes out 2K, for some people maybe might be important, but to me it is, I would love an LCD that shoes crisp images. Thats why when you go buy a TV thats 4K people say WOW, its because of detail and sorry to say, every detail counts no matter how small the LCD size is.
K - December 12, 2013 at 11:29pm
Why are the samtrolls ranting over what apple had to do with? It's only a factory death that only apple was concerned, they didn't do anything to it or him, they didn't hire or plan this! Maybe your thick head turned your spam sperm on again and maybe you forgot your meds! Why don't you use your precious galasheep to turn on your reminders, so says your momma's basement!
Tony - December 13, 2013 at 1:56am
K- Why dont you take your long phone and shove it up your ass. Im sure makes a great ass cleaner. Who works at that plant you moron??? workers that make phones. I hear your sheeps calling BAHHH BAHHH BAHHHH.... You dont even make sense when you talk... Learn english MORON, you dont make sense. Shows your a stupid immature kid. Go to your mommy im sure she forgot the feed you milk as a kid, make sure this time when she feeds you to feed you with a sling shot since your so UGLY.
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