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Foxconn factory shut down after brawl by 2,000 workers

September 24, 2012|By Julie Makinen
  • Foxconn is known for making electronic gadgets, including those of Apple Inc. This sign is from a facility in the industrial district of Foshan City.
Foxconn is known for making electronic gadgets, including those of Apple… (AFP/Getty Images )

A brawl involving about 2,000 workers broke out Sunday night at a dormitory that houses Foxconn employees in China's Shanxi province.

Forty people were taken to hospitals for medical attention and "a number" of individuals were arrested, Foxconn Technology Group said in a statement. The official New China News Agency put the number of injured at 10.

Foxconn, a major supplier to many of the world's electronics giants, is perhaps best known as a maker of Apple products, including iPhones.

For more, see the World Now blog.

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