Foxconn resorts to stringing nets between buildings to stop suicides

Foxconn has been trying all sorts of tactics to improve the moral of its workers at the Chinese manufacturing plants. So far this year ten workers have jumped to their death from the Foxconn buildings.

The suicides are blamed on low morale and thought to possibly be linked to the death benefit packages Foxconn was paying to families of the deceased that amounted to about ten years pay for the workers. Foxconn has since stopped paying the death benefits.

Gizmodo has posted a picture sent to the publication of what is supposed to be a pair of Foxconn owned buildings with nets strung between them both. The speculation is that the nets are there to prevent jumpers from killing themselves. They look just like the sort strung under bridges to stop workers from falling.