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Resource ID: #25978
Subject: International Reporting
Source: ABC News
Date: 2012-11-28



A dramatic ABC News Nightline investigation exposed the horrific fire-trap conditions in Bangladesh garment factories, prized by top US clothing brands for having the cheapest labor in the world, where workers are paid less than 25 cents an hour. The story revealed the epidemic confronting those who sew clothes for American brands -- more than 500 garment workers have died in fires there in the past five years. The reports by Investigative Producer Matt Mosk and Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross unraveled the intricacies of the problem, showing how American brands pressure factory owners to lower costs at the expense of safety. And it examined the graphic evidence behind one of the country's deadliest fires - when 29 workers were locked in and others forced to leap to their deaths because the factory making Tommy Hilfiger sweaters had no fire escape.

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