Sept. 24 - A Foxconn factory in China, which assembles iPhones, has shut down for an indeterminate period after about 2,000 workers are involved in a brawl. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
A Foxconn factory in China, which assembles Apple's iPhones, has shut down for an indeterminate period after about 2,000 workers were involved in a brawl at a dormitory. The plant was closed Monday and it is not clear how long the shutdown will last. Foxconn said the trouble started with a personal fight that blew up into a brawl. But some people said they had heard factory guards had beaten workers, sparking the uproar. These accounts could not be independently verified. The unrest is the latest in a string of incidents at plants run by Foxconn. The company has faced accusations of poor working conditions and mistreatment of workers at its operations in China, where it employs about 1 million people. Authorities told Foxconn that about 40 people were taken to hospital and a number were arrested.