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Apple sends medical experts to Pegatron factory after worker death


Apple Inc on Thursday said it sent medical experts to contractor Pegatron Corps Shanghai factory last month after a 15-year-old employee died of pneumonia. Apple has taken various measures in response to criticism that its products were made in sweatshop-like conditions, since employee suicides at supplier Foxconn in 2010. Last year, it commissioned the Fair Labor Association to investigate suppliers factories. While they (Pegatron) 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 ones, Apple said in a statement.

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