Bangladesh Faulty Factories

June 13, 2013 - 5:34 AM
FILE - In this April 25, 2013 file photo, Bangladeshi people gather as rescuers look for survivors and victims at the site of Rana Plaza building that collapsed a day before, in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. The building collapse killed 1,129 people in the worst garment industry tragedy. Bangladeshi garment factories are routinely built without consulting engineers. Many are located in commercial or residential buildings not designed to withstand the stress of heavy manufacturing. Some add illegal extra floors atop support columns too weak to hold them, according to a survey of scores of factories by an engineering university. The textiles minister said a third inspection, conducted by the government, could show that as many as 300 factories were unsafe. (AP Photo/A.M.Ahad, File)