Danger at Another Bangladeshi Garment Factory
Following several serious incidents earlier this year, yet another garment factory in Bangladesh suffers a fire that kills 9
Bangladesh Garment Factories have been under speculation over the last few years for various accidents that have harmed workers’ well-being or even resulted in death. The most recent accident, according to Bloomberg News, involved a fire at a garment factory in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The fire killed at least nine people.
Several US companies—including Walmart—have been advocating for better safety at garment factories in Bangladesh. Since the giant collapse that killed over 1,000 in April, Bangladesh has been trying to save its image and improve its safety record, according to Bloomberg.
The fire, which occurred on October 8, damaged three of five units belonging to Aswad Composite Mills Ltd. The fire is now under control, according to the local fire department.
Though the actual cause of the fire has not yet been verified, it is suspected that it was sparked by heating machines, according to Bloomberg.
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