Just hours after 15-year-old Kim Dany left for work at a provincial shoe factory in Cambodia last Thursday, her family, surrounded by candles and incense sticks, were crying over her lifeless body as it lay on a wooden table in their home.

In only her second full week making Asics runners at the Wing Star Shoes factory, west of Phnom Penh, Dany and a co-worker were crushed to death when an illegally built storage level collapsed, sending concrete and steel crashing down on them. Dany, desperate for money to support her impoverished family, had lied about her age and used a fake name to secure a job earning US$75 per month.