Over 1,100 bodies have now been dug out of the rubble of the Rana Plaza building, which collapsed in one the worst factory accidents in the history of Bangladesh’s nascent ready-made garment industry, which only in recent years rose to become the world’s third-largest sewing machine after China and Italy. It’s easy for company executives, for shareholders, and, most of all, for consumers to cast most of the blame for these tragedies -- there have been many and there will be more -- on what is unambiguously the biggest culprit behind the Southeast Asian country’s dismal track record of workplace safety: the Bangladesh government itself.
Articles by Angelo Young
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