Ignoring workers’ safety—a recipe for disaster

The lack of any medical facilities in or around the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate which poses severe threat to the health and safety of around 1.29 lakh workers employed in the leather industry, is simply unacceptable. In October, when four workers at the estate suffered from serious acid burns, they had to be transported to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital nearly 20 kilometres away, with one worker losing his life as a result…