Foxconn denies reports of workers killed in factory
CNATAIPEI -- Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract electronics maker, on Monday denied reports that some of its employees were killed in a brawl that occurred at its Yantai plant in eastern China last week.
September 24, 2013, 12:17 am TWN
Foxconn, known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. in Taiwan, said the incident escalated from what it described as a personal dispute between two groups of its workers on Sept. 19 when they gathered outside the plant to celebrate the lunar Mid-Autumn Festival.
Some 300 to 400 people surrounded and watched the brawl, which resulted in only 11 minor injuries, according to a statement from Foxconn.
Foxconn said the incident was quelled by local police and all participants were told by the company to take part in “educational training.”
The statement came after some Chinese media reports that three Foxconn employees were killed in a fight involving hundreds of workers, the result of a personal dispute between two pairs of lovers.