Union leaders say the collapse was an indicator of lax inspections and standards at factories throughout the country and could be harmful to the reputation of the garment sector, which employs hundreds of thousands of workers.
A small kitchen of a Chinese-owned Top World factory collapsed, wounded 24 workers on Monday May 20 in Phnom Penh. The injured workers were transported by ambulance to two hospitals in the city. Garment workers at the factory said they were taken aback by the collapse. (Reuters, Phnom Penh)
At least two workers died and 11 others were injured Thursday morning when a section of a shoe factory collapsed where they were working in Kampong Speu province, authorities said. Officials have so far blamed the collapse on shoddy construction of a storage mezzanine at the Wing Star Shoes factory, 50 kilometers south of Phnom Penh. VOA Khmer's Kong Sothanarith reports from the scene in Kompong Speu province.
At least two workers were killed when the ceiling of a warehouse fell in at a shoe factory in Cambodia, Cambodia Minister of Social Affairs Ith Sam Heng said Thursday at the scene. The incident add the concern about safety standards at Asian factories producing clothes cheaply for western consumers. Men Kimseng, Washington.
The death tool from last week's collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh now stands at more than 500 and is expected to go higher. The disaster brings attention to the overall problems in garment factories in developing countries. VOA's Deborah Block give us a look at the economics of the industry.