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Thu May 23, 2013

Poor Materials Cited In Bangladesh Building Collapse

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 12:54 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And let's turn to another story that we've been following, the aftermath of that factory collapse in Bangladesh last month. In a report out today, the Bangladeshi government says the Rana Plaza factory was, quote, "a disaster waiting to happen."

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The government report says the building was not constructed to withstand the weight and vibrations of factory work, and the ground was not fit for a multi-story building. More than 1,100 workers died in that collapse, now the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry.

GREENE: And the government had strong words for those responsible, recommending the owners of the building and the factories get life in prison if courts find their negligence caused these deaths. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.