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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:28 AM

Factory owner: I didn't know fire exits needed

Last edited Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:53 AM - Edit history (1)

Source: AP-Excite

By JULHAS ALAM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - The owner of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people says he was never informed the facility was required to have an emergency exit, a sign of how far removed the leaders of the nation's garment industry are from issues of worker safety.

"It was my fault. But nobody told me that there was no emergency exit, which could be made accessible from outside," factory owner Delwar Hossain was quoted Thursday as telling The Daily Star newspaper. "Nobody even advised me to install one like that, apart from the existing ones."

"I could have done it. But nobody ever suggested that I do it," said Hossain, who could not be reached for comment by The Associated Press on Thursday.

Activists in the South Asian country hope the tragedy will invigorate their lengthy - but so far fruitless - efforts to upgrade safety standards and force stronger government oversight of the powerful industry.

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Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20121129/DA2RJM0G0.html




Boxes of garments lay near equipment charred in the fire that killed 112 workers Saturday at the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory,on the outskirts of Dhaha, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Garments and documents left behind in the factory show it was used by a host of major American and European retailers, though at least one of them Wal-Mart had been aware of safety problems. Wal-Mart blames a supplier for using Tazreen Fashions without its knowledge. (AP Photo/Ashraful Alam Tito)

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Reply Factory owner: I didn't know fire exits needed (Original post)
Omaha Steve Nov 2012 OP
Ash_F Nov 2012 #1
lunatica Nov 2012 #2
pipoman Nov 2012 #3
wilt the stilt Nov 2012 #4
Dustlawyer Nov 2012 #5
Enrique Nov 2012 #9
Thor_MN Nov 2012 #6
ehrnst Nov 2012 #7
triplepoint Nov 2012 #8
Enrique Nov 2012 #10
Enrique Nov 2012 #11

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:33 AM

1. Was the building up to Bangladesh's codes?

If not he has no excuse.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:35 AM

2. Maybe it's the fault of the workers.

"If only the workers had told me they were unsafe!"

See what I mean?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:54 AM

3. 'US workers can compete with workers anywhere in the world'

to paraphrase the stupid, insulting, and malignant nonsense spewed forth by those in and out of our party to justify their bribery induced, billionaire pleasing agreement with "free trade". I swear if I have to listen to this line of shit from Dems again, I'm gonna crack..

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:56 AM

4. thank god there is no gubmint regulations in bangladesh

Conservatives should be applauding this. This is their perfect world.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:23 AM

5. See how well capitalism works when you don't have all those pesky regulations!

These industries will self regulate! No one else knows your business like you do, who are they to tell you how to run it! These Repugs here will say nothing to this, but they will take the money (donations) from these sweat shops to perpetuate these types of working conditions. This is wage slavery pure and simple. The poor who shop at Walmart perpetuate this cycle as they are the market for the ultra cheap products. This gives the companies the incentive to move their labor overseas to stay competitive.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:05 AM

9. freedom!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:43 AM

6. Non-violent Psychopath is my guess.

Almost a job requirement for the CEO set...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:47 AM

7. A number of legislators have financial ties to the garment industry in Bangladesh.

I'm sure no one even thought of requiring such an expense of a garment factory owner...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:02 AM

8. Why is this fucker EVEN STILL Breathing?

 

Anybody know? Deadman walking is my guess.

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Response to triplepoint (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:08 AM

10. maybe he's not

"I could have done it. But nobody ever suggested that I do it," said Hossain, who could not be reached for comment by The Associated Press on Thursday.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:09 AM

11. gotta love the job creators n/t

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