Life sentences recommended for owners of collapsed garment factory
- April 24 An eight story garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people. Investigations quickly revealed that the building’s owners forced employees to return to work hours before the building fell, after a work stoppage (resulting from safety concerns) was ended.
- May 23 A committee formed by the government of Banglasdesh recommended life prison sentences for the owners of the building, though the maximum term each man currently faces is only seven years. The committee also recommended that the government provide free medical treatment to the 2500-plus injured survivors of the tragedy. source