Apple Factory in China Resumes Production After Melee

A fight broke out between 2,000 workers yesterday, with 40 being injured


Foxconn Technology Group said it expects limited impact on production after resuming operations today at a China factory where fighting between almost 2,000 workers left 40 hospitalized.

"Overall it probably won't be significant because this factory mainly does a lot of components, auto electronics, consumer electronics and precision molding" and not finished products, Louis Woo, a spokesman for the Taipei-based company, said by phone today. "If we lose just one day, I don't expect it will impact any finished goods significantly and, with overtime, we could make up any shortfall."