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Factory Owners Charged in Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire

Police charged the owners of a Bangladeshi garment factory and 11 employees with culpable homicide Sunday for alleged negligence leading to the death of 112 workers in a raging fire that engulfed the factory last year. It was the first …

7 Killed in Chinese-Run Factory in Italy

A fire early Sunday swept through an illegal, makeshift dormitory in a Chinese-run garment factory in Tuscany, killing seven, firefighters said. The blaze, which partially collapsed the factory’s roof, broke out in a loft where 11 people were sleeping, said …

Bangladesh Factory Fire Kills At Least 9 Renewing Safety Fears

A fire at a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka killed at least nine people, renewing concerns about safety in the country‚Äôs $19 billion garment industry that supplies retailers globally. Three out of five units housed at …

Wal-Mart Funds Supplier Training After Bangladesh Fire

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world’s largest retailer, is making its biggest push yet to try to improve conditions at factories that produce its clothing after a fire at a Bangladesh factory last year killed 112 people. The company also said …

Bangladesh Arrests Owners Over Deadly Factory Fire

Police in Bangladesh have arrested two owners of a garment factory where a fire killed seven workers last weekend. Police were questioning the two men Thursday after a court placed them on a two-day remand. Smart Export Garment Ltd. Chairman …

Bangladesh Probing if Factory’s Exit Was Locked

Bangladesh’s government is investigating allegations that the sole emergency exit was locked at a garment factory where a fire killed seven women. The fire Saturday at the Smart Export Garment Ltd. factory occurred just two months after a blaze killed …

Garment Factory Fire Kills 7 in Bangladesh

A fire swept through a two-story garment factory in Bangladesh’s capital Saturday, killing at least seven female workers and injuring another five, police and fire officials said. The fire at the Smart factory occurred just two months after a blaze …

Bangladesh Fire Victims’ Families Wait for Money

When fire ravaged a Bangladeshi garment factory, killing 112 workers, dozens of their families did not even have a body to bury because their loved ones’ remains were burned beyond recognition. Two months later, the same families have yet to …

Bangladesh Probe: Fire Sabotage, Owner Negligent

A Bangladesh government committee investigating the garment factory fire that killed 112 people last month said in its findings Monday that the blaze was sabotage, probably by someone who worked there. But the panel said that no matter who set …

Bangladesh Apparel Factory Fire Reveals Big Brands’ Shadowy Supply Chains

Sweating and trembling as he fielded questions about last month’s killer fire at one of his factories in Bangladesh, Delwar Hossain insisted he had no idea the workshop was making clothes for Wal-Mart Stores Inc when it went up in …