RANA PLAZA: HARMS TO WORKERS

The Rana Plaza disaster is just one of the Ready-Made Garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh to have undergone tragedy in recent years (Siddiqui & Uddin, 2016, p.680). In fact, it was the world's worst industrial accident in almost three decades. On 24 April 2013, the eight-story building collapsed, killing 1,129 workers (MacKinnon & Strauss, 2013, …

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Rana Plaza Factory Collapse, and interactions with Joe Fresh, Loblaws

In Bangledesh, 2013 the Rana Plaza factory collapsed killing 1129 people and, injuring 2500(+) more .  The building housed a bank, many small shops, apartments, and clothing factory's. Days leading up to the collapse, the banks and shops closed upon noticing that the building had cracks appearing; but the factory workers were ordered to continue …

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Rana Plaza Disaster Highlights Grim Conditions of Bangladesh’s Garment Factory Industry

On April 24th, 2013, Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh crumbled to the ground, killing over 1,100 people and injuring approximately 2,500. The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president confirmed that 3,639 workers were in the building at the time of the collapse. (Siddiqui, 2014). The eight-story building housed local shops, a bank, and several …

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The Rana Plaza Tragedy

On Wednesday April 24th, 2013, tragedy struck the country of Bangladesh.   Considered one of the deadliest garment-factory accidents in history (Fairchild, 2013), the Rana Plaza, in the district of Dhaka, collapsed due to structural damage. Once an eight-story commercial building, the Plaza crumbled to nothing but a heap of concrete and fabric bolts. The building …

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