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13 Of The Most Deadly Workplace Disasters In History (PHOTOS)

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The world witnessed two of the most devastating workplace disasters in recent memory this month, as the explosion of a fertilizer plant in Texas and collapse of a factory in Bangladesh together claimed nearly 400 lives.

These events, only the latest in the long history of global workplace tragedy, serve as a sad reminder that events such as these are far from a thing of the past. To put the events into context, here are some of the most horribly memorable accidents to date:

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