Another factory has collapsed in Cambodia wounding 23, in the latest episode in a recent string of garment industry disasters. This factory was producing goods for Swedish retailer H&M.
The structure that collapsed was a concrete and metal shelter where workers were resting during a break. Local police chief Hy Narin told reporters, “The shelter is old and it collapsed into the lake while the workers were having lunch there.”
The factory, located in Phnom Penh, was owned by the Hong Kong based Top World company.
Narin explained that workers were rushed to a local hospital for treatment. “No one died but 23 workers were injured.”
Ath Thun, president of the Cambodian Labor Federation, informed the press that the factory produces clothes for H&M. The firm has so far not commented.