Worked to Death

Taslima Akhter

No one knows who they were, but this pair of workers crushed in the April 24 collapse have become a symbol of the deadliest accident in the history of the garment industry

The factory workers of Bangladesh are dying for jobs — literally. They come from poverty so dire that any paid work is a step up the rickety ladder of their country's developing economy, even terribly paid work in unsafe buildings like the one that collapsed on April 24, killing more than 700.

Or the one that burned to the ground six months before that, killing 112 garment workers.

Or any of the other scenes of industrial blazes and...

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