The indifference of neoliberal capitalism to worker safety

There are millions of working people, including small children, who earn their livings doing this kind of hard, dangerous work with no protection & every possibility of death or permanent disability. There’s a long list of possible injuries these two laborers in Dhaka, Bangladesh could sustain–from back injuries to ruptures to being crushed to death. If society has the capability of splitting atoms & rocketing to the moon & if it is producing billionaires in every country from our labor, it sure as hell can provide appropriate equipment to get the work done without risking people’s lives.

(Photo by Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Zuma Press)

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