16 May '13, 12pm

Cambodian factory that makes Asics sneakers collapses, killing two:

SOPHENG CHEANG May 16, 2013, 8:35 AM PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The ceiling of a Cambodian factory that makes Asics sneakers collapsed on workers early Thursday, killing two people and injuring seven, in the latest accident to spotlight lax safety conditions in the global garment industry. About 50 workers were inside the factory south of Phnom Penh, the capital, when the ceiling caved in, said police officer Khem Pannara. He said heavy iron equipment stored on the floor above appeared to have caused the collapse. Two bodies were pulled from the wreckage and seven people were injured, he said. Rescuers combed through rubble for several hours and after clearing the site said that nobody else was trapped inside. At a clinic where she was being treated for her injuries, worker Kong Thary cried on the telephone as she recounted the collapse. “We were working normally and sudd...

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