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Foxconn has been forced to shut down a factory in India after 250 workers were hospitalised after what appears to have been an overzealous bout of pesticide spraying. According to AFP the firm - famous for building the iPhone as well as a myriad of other gadgets - suspended operations at its Chennai plant yesterday after the …

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  1. LinkOfHyrule
    Joke

    Mobile Phone Components? Pesticides?

    Mobile Phone Components? Pesticides?

    Don't tell me Steve has started specifying pesticides for iPhone components! He's really lost it now! Is he worried about Judas phones attracting flies or something?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Joke

      steve job think he can kill the software bugs this way?

      so he is only human!

    2. Mr Brush
      Joke

      Perhaps...

      They were trying to get rid of bugs in iOS4?

    3. Lance 3

      Flies

      Flies do flock to shit.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    It's a RAID

    Everyone out !!!

  3. robert cooke
    Jobs Horns

    Maybe they were just overworked?

    nice to see it amuses so many people though. After some of the reports of Foxconn's explotation i think a few days in hospital would be some small relief for the poor blighters.

  4. Tigra 07 Silver badge
    Joke

    Quick, light a match in the factory!

    I think they meant "pests inside"

    After all they're producing the devil's mobile telephone

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    Maybe...

    a 30 per cent increase in wages like the Chinese workers got will cure the problem.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    iFlies

    Attracted to shit......

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    Tasteless, but still just a Joke

    Pesticide? Mass Indian casualties?

    OK - who called the Union Carbide exterminators?

  8. Captain Thyratron

    bzzzzzz...

    Let's not forget that India has a pretty mean mosquito problem. This is a country where DDT is getting less popular /because it isn't good enough at killing the mosquitos/.

    1. Mips
      Jobs Halo

      DDT?

      No wonder they are getting sick.

      OK now who was asleep during their management lecture? Increasing pay does not improve working conditions, it just allows you to make compensation elsewhere. The stress is just the same.

    2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      How about meshing the windows ?

      If pesticide spraying has become "routine", then there has to be something really bad going on. Even a "normal" dose of pesticide every day simply cannot be good for anybody.

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