A Bangladesh Factory Inspector's Grueling Day in the Life

An inspector discovers cracked walls and blocked fire exits
The site of the April 2013 building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh Photograph by Munir uz Zaman/AFP via Getty Images

In the wake of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building, which killed more than 1,000 workers, Bangladesh is trying to assess the state of its garment factories. A day spent with Mohammed Helal Ahmed, a civil engineer in the Dhaka city government, shows how arduous that job is.

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