Industrial Accidents in China

NPR's Rob Gifford reports from Shenzhen, China, on one lawyer's efforts to reduce the number of industrial accidents there. The city is a haven for workers looking for higher-paying jobs, but the factories often do not train workers well, use dangerous machinery, and over-work their employees. Local officials prize the economic benefits of the factories, so they're hesitant to enforce safety regulations. Dozens of workers have been maimed, and now some are turning to the legal system for compensation.



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