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View Full Version : Wintek Workers Poisoned While Cleaning iPhone Screens

Jeff Campbell
05-14-2010, 03:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/05/14/apple_contractor_wintek_sued_by_44_employees_over_alleged_poisoning.html' target='_blank'>http://www.appleinsider.com/article..._poisoning.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>""Dozens of Wintek workers claim in a new lawsuit that they were poisoned by a chemical called n-hexane while cleaning glass screens of Apple's iPhone in a Chinese factory."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1273844652.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Grim news to start the news day. At issue is the cleaner the workers were forced to use, n-hexane, instead of the normal alcohol cleaner. N-hexane can cause nerve damage and paralysis, definitely something you don't want to be exposed to, so why would they use it? Apparently the factory manager told them they had to use it because it dried faster and left less streaks on the glass. Wintek was in the news earlier this year when they had a pretty violent strike where over 2,000 workers demonstrated and destroyed equipment and vehicles, over deaths from exposure to chemicals. Guess they didn't learn their lesson, but Apple should take note and do something about this. Crazy.</p>