Blood in the Supply Chain

April 29, 2006 at 6:44 am 1 comment

SPIEGEL ONLINE – December 13, 2005, 05:40 PM

URL: http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,390198,00 Cheap Labor in Bangladesh \n Blood in the Supply Chain

By Nils Klawitter

In April 2005, 79 \n workers were killed when a Bangladeshi garment factory collapsed. The \n accident occurred on the other side of the world, and would have been \n instantly fogotten — had European companies not been using the illegally \n enlarged plant as a cut-price sweatshop. What price profit?

It was shortly after \n midnight on April 11, \n 2005, when the floor silently \n disappeared from beneath Milon Houlader\’s feet. Houlader found himself in a \n free fall that sent him plunging six stories. When he regained \n consciousness, he was surrounded by tangled sweaters, mangled sewing machines and rubble.

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