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The owners of Bangladesh’s garment factories are threatening the Accord on Fire and Building Safety with legal action after claiming that closures for safety checks and repair work are costing them money. With some overhauls expected to take months, factory owners say they cannot shoulder the expense of both workers’ salaries and major repairs while their facilities are suspended from production. Forged in the wake of April 2013′s Rana Plaza disaster, and backed by over 170 international brands, retailers, and trade unions, the accord has committed inspecting the South Asian country’s 3,500-plus garment factories for fire, electrical, and structural safety at a rate of roughly 250 per month. Although inspection reports have yet to uncover problems as severe as those behind the Rana Plaza building’s collapse, almost every inspected factory so far has presented issues, including inadequate fire-suppression equipment, locked or absent fire exits, poor electrical wiring, and weak foundations.