Savar Building Collapse Case Study

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The 2013 Savar building collapse or Rana Plaza collapse was a structural failure that occurred on 24 April 2013, Wednesday at 08:45 am in the Savar Upazila of Dhaka, Bangladesh where an eight-story commercial building named Rana Plaza collapsed. The search for the dead ended on 13 May 2013 with a death toll of 1,130. Approximately 2,500 injured people were rescued from the building alive. It is considered the deadliest garment-factory accident in history, as well as the deadliest accidental structural failure in modern human history. The building contained clothing factories, a bank, apartments, and several shops. The shops and the bank on the lower floors immediately closed after cracks were discovered in the building. The building's owners…show more content…
Internet made people to connect with this news and made it eventually a global issue as many international organizations was related with this incident and the huge amount of loss of labors and women made it even more alarmed among people over the world who work for rights of labor and women. Human Rights, UN and along with all this organizations, countries and their authorities supported Bangladesh on situation. Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement on the organization’s website that the Rana Plaza tragedy was predictable given the long record of worker deaths in factories in Bangladesh. As survivors came to and began to speak out, they reported that management personnel had ignored recommendations by engineers to keep factories shut on Apr. 24, going so far as to threaten workers with dismissal if they failed to report for duty as usual. The revelation sparked international outrage and shed light on the inner workings of Bangladesh's garments sector, the country's largest foreign exchange earner. Multinational retailers have outsourced most of their production to Bangladesh to take advantage of cheap, mostly female, labor, came under fire for failing to enforce safety standards. Such revolutions also made Rana Plaza Collapse a global issue around the

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