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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:43 PM

Bangladesh Factory Inferno Witness: Managers Ignored Fire

Source: abcnews.go.com

An eyewitness to this week's deadly garment factory fire in Bangladesh, which killed 112 workers, claimed that managers lowered gates to prevent employees from leaving because they thought it was a false alarm.

"Our production manager ... pulled down the collapsible gate on the third floor, forcing us to continue working," the witness said, according to an account of the Tazreen Factory fire shared with ABC News Tuesday night by Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights.

"We pleaded with him to let us out, but (he) assured us that nothing was wrong and we should keep working," the witness said. "He told us not to listen to any rumors. He said again, 'Nothing has happened, just keep working.'"

An official with the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, a group that has been highly critical of the garment industry and has lobbied for safety improvements, said they were withholding the witness's name to protect him from reprisals.

Read more: abcnews.go.com/Blotter/bangladesh-factory-inferno-witness-managers-fire/story?id=17826499#.ULZo8IY8B8F

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meegbear Nov 2012 OP
reteachinwi Nov 2012 #1
Aristus Nov 2012 #2
booley Nov 2012 #4
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #3
Dont call me Shirley Nov 2012 #5
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #6


Response to meegbear (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:04 PM

2. Shit. Triangle Shirtwaist on the subcontinent...

After 100 years, company owners learn nothing...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:40 PM

4. 100 years? they didn't learn their lesson from last year

this is not the first such fire in bangladesh.
In fact I recall there being a similar fire,with workers jumping to their deaths to avoid the flames occurring the same month as the anniversary of the triangle fire.
They don't learn because insurance will cover the damage and they can always hire more workers

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:57 PM

3. Blocking the means of escape! Unbelievable! Hundreds died in the Coconut Grove fire for

the same reason: greed (locked doors) by the owners.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:31 PM

5. Just wondering if walmart managers are ordered to do this in a fire event.....

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:11 PM

6. Someone should be on trial for mass murder, period. There's no excuse for this. ~nt

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