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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