By  on December 16, 2010

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Production at a sportswear factory here where at least 31 apparel workers were killed and 200 seriously injured on Tuesday will resume on Saturday, senior officials of the factory said Wednesday, while the government investigates the cause of the blaze and inspects safety systems.

When the workers came to the 11-story Ha-Meem Group plant Wednesday morning, authorities said it would be closed through Friday. The factory is located in Ashulia, an apparel industry cluster near the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka. In the wake of the blaze, local trade unionists were critical of the plant’s lack of proper maintenance of safety and emergency exits.

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