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Bangladesh / Clothing Industry / Factories (Part 2) #1054375

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 23, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The deadly collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh last month and an earlier factory fire recalled; photos shown.

(Bangladesh: Holly Williams) An undercover look inside Bangladesh clothing factories continued; scenes shown of workers spraying garments with toxic chemicals that can cause nerve damage; details given about the killing of Aminul Islam††, a labor activist who angered factory bosses by encouraging workers to form unions and fight for better conditions; photo shown of Islam’s body. [Collapse survivor Tahmina Akhter SADIA†† {through reporter's translation} – says the supervisor slapped her and forced her to go into the building.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley; London: Holly Williams) The rejection by US retailers of an agreement by European retailers to use their own money to make Bangladeshi factories safer discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Williams, Holly

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