On this date, 1,127 workers lost their lives in the collapse of Rana Plaza, an eight-story commercial building in Savar, sub-district in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This event is considered the deadliest garment-factory accident in history, as well as the deadliest accidental structural failure in modern human history. The disaster comes less than five months after a nearby factory fire killed 112 people, more proof of the unsafe working conditions in Bangladesh’s massive clothing industry.