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The family of the Foxconn worker who lost his brain after a factory accident is taking the tech manufacturer to court over its attempts to move him from his hospital. Zhang Tingzhen is currently in hospital in Shenzhen, but Foxconn is trying to get him to travel to Huizhou to have his disability assessment because the company …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Lost have his brain? you mean lost half of his brain?

    I suppose accidents never happen in the UK either?

    1. Elmer Phud

      Maybe it's a sign the industrial revolution has to move on again - where next?

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Now it's "lost his brain"

      Now it's "lost his brain" - IT'S GETTING WORSE!

      "Nurse Zombie, have you seen anything unusual in the patient's room?"


      Be careful, or the poor man may become:

      1) a political pundit

      2) A Microsoft/Apple/Android Shill

    3. dave 100
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      it's not about IF accidents happen but A) how you try to prevent them, and B) how you handle it after the event....

  2. Justice

    Just to summerize...

    Scott Forstall recently announced that he won't be apologising for this either...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Just to summerize...

      He probably heard "Foxconn" and "Half a brain" and assumed it was an apple fan in hospital.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What's Foxconn complaining about. Selling a few extra iPads should take care of this poor guys expenses for a year.

  4. JaitcH

    How times have changed ... for the better

    It wasn't many years ago that Chinese workers injured at work were simply discarded and sent home.

    On any scale Foxconn is simply another company exploiting the world's largest labour market. And whether they like it or not, both Foxconn and Apple are tarred with the same brush.

    Westerners, for their part, should voice their thoughts to Apple and let one of the world's largest, richest companies know that we care about this man.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Don't worry....

    ...without a brain, they just need to keep him alive, and he can become a leading Republican if he goes to the USA.

    Seriously, Apple are just the most prominent Western-based company that exploits workers in China, and given that the Chinese themselves think Foxconn are terrible, we can be assured that the exploiutation and conditions must be REALLY terrible. But that is what a completely unregulated market economy can do for one: after all, it was the USA who wanted China to become more like a market economy, and its no good moaning about it when it's discovered they're better at it than the USA.

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  6. I. Aproveofitspendingonspecificprojects

    Conspiracies by Clarence Darrow.

    It is strange that the people who have no property have been guilty of all of the industrial conspiracies, and the people who own all the earth have not been guilty of any industrial conspiracy.

    A few men today can control all the industry and do control all of the industry of this country. A dozen men sitting around the table in a big city can bring famine if they wish...

    And they are able to say to the working man engaged in industry just how much of his product they will take, and from him they take just enough to leave him alive. They have got to leave him alive, or he can't work, and they have got to leave him enough strength and ambition to propagate his species or the rich people can't get their work done in the next generation. And that is all that they are bound to leave him.

    They have managed to control the price of their products, and charge what they see fit and all they need is to buy their raw material in the open markets of the world as cheaply as they can, and labor is the principal raw material that they use.

    So the employer and the capitalist have combined in all industry, and they fix the price to suit themselves and insist that the workingman shall come to them individually and unorganized and compete with each other for a day's labor, so they can buy labor at the smallest cost and if, perchance, there are not working men enough here, they want the ports of the world opened so they can draw on China or Japan or any other country on the face of the earth, and get working men there to work for them at the smallest price.

    And do you think under any fair system of industry and life we would ever need a law to keep a child out of a factory or a mill?

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