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Foxconn shuts Chinese plant after 2,000-strong mass brawl Monday, 24th September 2012
The Appple iPhone 5 - one of many electronic devices assembled at the plant
Foxconn Technology Group has shut its Taiyuan plant in the north of China after a dispute between workers escalated in a 2,000 strong mass brawl in a dormitory, injuring 40.
The plant, which makes electronic components for cars and also assembles Apple’s iPhone 5, employs around 79,000 workers.
40 people have been taken to hospital and a number of employees were eventually arrested on Sunday night.
"The cause of this dispute is under investigation by local authorities and we are working closely with them in this process, but it appears not to have been work-related," Foxconn said in a statement.