Apple’s iPhone 5C supplier, Pegatron, recently became the target of activist group China Labor Watch due to the death of one of its 15-year-old workers due to pneumonia, leading them to think the working conditions within the plant are unsafe. It looks like the activist group may have jumped the gun a bit as Apple’s medical experts have come out to say the teenage worker’s death had nothing to do with the facility’s working conditions.
Apple was made aware of the incident at the Pegatraon facility in Shanhai last month, resulting in the company sending over medical experts to determine whether or not the worker’s death had anything to do with working conditions inside of the plant. The pneumonia Shi Zhaokun came down with had absolutely nothing to do with either the work done in the factory nor the production of Apple products.
Apple released a statement on Thursday regarding the incident as well as its medical experts’ findings. “Last month we sent independent medical experts from the U.S. and China to conduct an investigation of the (Pegatron) factory. While they have found no evidence of any link to working conditions there, we realize that is of little comfort to the families who have lost their loved one.”
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