Facing a labor crisis, South Korea turns to migrants. Why are they more likely to die on the job? | AP International

ANSEONG, South Korea — In Bangladesh, Ajit Roy graduated from college with a chemistry degree, hoping to become a doctor or civil servant. A run of bad fortune shattered his dreams and sent him looking for work abroad.

He ended up working at a South Korean farming machinery factory. Six days a weeks, for up to 12 hour shifts, he degreased metal cylinders’ surfaces with paint thinned and polished them with a hand-held grinder.

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