Working conditions at Apple contractors are under the spotlight again following a New York Times report on the death of a 15-year old boy who had been working at a Pegatron factory.
The Times reported that ‘Last September, a young Chinese laborer named Shi Zhaokun began working long hours at a huge manufacturing plant here that produces Apple’s new iPhone 5C. But on Oct. 9, Mr. Shi was unable to make it to work and checked into a hospital, his family says. Soon after, he was pronounced dead of pneumonia. Although his identification papers said he was 20, Mr. Shi was in fact just 15.’