Despite Foxconn allegedly asking all employees to sign contracts promising not to kill themselves, another worker has jumped out of a building window. This came hours after Foxconn's CEO was boasting to press of the fabulous facilities at the factories.
It appears the Olympic-sized swimming pool just isn't enough to keep workers happy. The 10th employee to kill himself jumped sometime just before midnight (local Chinese time) last night; apparently he was aged just 23 years.
Foxconn CEO Guo Tai-ming supposedly told the assembled press at the conference yesterday that he "needs therapy," according to a translation from NowNews. He's ordered safety nets to be erected around the dormitories and factory buildings, covering 1.5 million square meters, and said "although this seems like a 'dumb' measure, at least it could save life [sic] should anyone else fall." [NowNews and Xinhuanet via MIC Gadget]
UPDATE: Reuters is reporting that a young woman jumped last night, but survived—making her the 13th to jump this month, with three survivors now listed.
UPDATE 2: Check out the math behind the Foxconn suicides, detailing how much compensation the families receive after a death.
UPDATE 3: Foxconn is denying that the 13th jumper, the young woman who survived, actually tried to take her life. More details here.