25 Nov '15, 4pm

Three Years Later, Victims of Bangladesh Factory Fire Still Await Walmart Compensation

In November 2012, five months before Rana Plaza became a rallying cry for garment workers’ rights in Bangladesh, Tazreen Fashions was the site of the worst industrial disaster the country had ever seen. Although it would soon be surpassed both in scope and attention by the collapse that followed, the fire that set Tazreen aflame left a brutal mark on history, killing 112 people and injuring hundreds more just outside Dhaka. Fire officials at the time blamed the high death toll on the lack of exits; doors to the outside were locked, with the only means of escape through windows on the third and fourth floors. Documents recovered in the aftermath revealed that three apparel companies were using the factory to supply goods to Walmart —and its Sam’s Club subsidiary—around the time of the accident, occupying five of the facility’s 14 production lines . The world’s No. 1 retaile...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/victims-of-bangladesh-factory-fi...

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