Breaking News

Bangladesh Garment Factory Building Collapses and Kills 433
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Labor conditions in Bangladesh have been bad for a long time, but the collapse of its Rana Plaza building have made this transparent to the world. Bangladesh employs 3.6 million people in the garment industry, which is second in the world only to China as a clothing exporter. The industry is made up of mostly women, some of whom may earn downwards to $38 a month – but the collapse of the 8 story Rana Plaza building does much more to grab the world’s attention. After all, 433 are dead, 149 still missing, and 2,500 have been injured.

The building was approved for only five-stories; the building owner, Mohammed Sohel Rana, the villain of this tale, illegally insisted three more stories be added. Not only that, but when huge cracks ruptured on the building and police ordered an evacuation, he told tenants that it was in fact safe, and not to worry. He has subsequently been arrested for these actions.

  
What
Where


“The owner of the building … should be hanged to death and compensation should be given to the injured and those who died,” said Moshrefa Mishu, a labor leader, as reported by the Associated Press: apparently labor unions are a bit more vehement in Bangladesh than in the U.S.

The building created apparel for such Western companies as Phantom Apparels, Phantom Tac, Ether Tex, New Wave Style, and New Wave Bottoms, none who care to say much regarding the poor working conditions, let alone the building’s tragic collapse.

Mohammed Sohel Rana is not the only one arrested for the collapse. His father, Abdul Khalek, and eight others were also arrested. Meanwhile, rescuers have been brought in, led by Maj. Gen Chowdhury Hassan Suhrawardy, who commands the army garrison that is trying to rescue as many of the remaining 149 missing persons as possible. Funerals have already begun for many of the victims.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a mid-level litigation attorney with experience taking/defending dep...

Apply Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a support attorney with some experience/familiarity with a litigatio...

Apply Now

Trust and Estate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

Boutique trust and estate firm is seeking an attorney with 7+ years of experience. Candidate should ...

Apply Now

Defense Litigation Attorney

USA-NJ-Atlantic City

Atlantic City office of our client seeks defense litigation attorney with 3-5 years of experience. T...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Civil Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Luis Obispo

The Bailey Law Firm is looking for a motivated, full-time civil litigation attorney with exceptional...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-PA-Harrisburg

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY: Harrisburg law firm specializing in workers comp seeks an attorney w/ 1-3 years ...

Apply now

Lateral Attorney

USA-IA-West Des Moines

Sullivan & Ward, P.C. a West Des Moines law firm, is seeking a motivated established attorney to joi...

Apply now

Workers Compensation and/or Social Security Attorney

USA-FL-Palm Coast

The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the workers compensation case, including to, ev...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top