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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:22 AM

Bangladesh Exit doors were locked during fire..

The Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory in a Dhaka suburb was making clothes for Wal-Mart, Sears, Disney and other major global retailers. When a fire broke out over the weekend, many of the 1,400 workers were trapped inside the eight-story building because exit doors were locked. A fire official said the death toll would have been much lower if the factory had had an emergency exit.

Police said they were interrogating three factory managers on possible negligence charges. Workers said as they tried to escape the fire they found exit doors were locked.

http://www.chron.com/default/article/Factory-owner-I-didn-t-know-fire-exits-needed-4072076.php



Sears and Disney had their products sewn there.

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Reply Bangladesh Exit doors were locked during fire.. (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Nov 2012 OP
zipplewrath Nov 2012 #1
Nay Nov 2012 #2
zipplewrath Nov 2012 #3
backscatter712 Dec 2012 #10
raouldukelives Dec 2012 #11
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #4
RockaFowler Nov 2012 #5
niyad Nov 2012 #6
Skidmore Nov 2012 #7
malaise Nov 2012 #8
JohnStJohn Dec 2012 #9

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:23 AM

1. Sounds like the Triangle Fire

The parallels to the Triangle Fire is both strong and sad. Talk about not learning from history.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:32 AM

2. Exactly like the Triangle Shirtwaist fire. No one learns from history -- or, rather, they don't care

about the history, because workers are expendable anyway.

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Response to Nay (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:45 AM

3. It is hard to find differences

About the only ones that come to mind are location and the color of the skin. Okay, and no one was making shirt waist blouses. Although the modern T-shirt is probably the functiona/economic equivalent.

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Response to Nay (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:16 AM

10. History repeated itself.



My first thoughts upon hearing this story was the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

I suggest guillotines for Walmart's executives:

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Response to Nay (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:40 AM

11. Yep. A lot of people lamented the loss of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company.

Then they realized they could export it and investors would line up to take part.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:48 AM

4. The market learns lessons...often the wrong ones

Locked exit doors during a fire led to the initial deaths of 25 people and injury to more than 50 in the chicken processing plant in Hamlet North Carolina in 1991

Within 2 years, insurance companies and business lobbyists pushed legislation to limit compensation available to the injured and relatives of those killed.

The lesson turned out to be how well democracy works in a free-market legislature.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:48 AM

5. Those poor people

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:43 AM

6. negligence charges??? how about MURDER charges??

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:47 AM

7. I heard on the ABC news very early this morning that the doors were locked because

they wanted to keep employees there to meet the demands of the holiday markets here. Clothing made in these factories were produced for Walmart, Disney, ENYCE, and Sears.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:49 AM

8. Well at least the workers didn't steal any of those previous

clothes

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:56 PM

9. Additional news reports

are saying that this fire in Bangladesh may be arson related. If that is the case then I have to wonder just what the motive behind this and other recent garment factory fires in Bangladesh really are.

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