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Factory Fire Kills 11

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

BEIJING (AP) — A fire in a lingerie factory in southern China on Wednesday killed 11 people, authorities said. Guangdong province's emergency manag...

Owner Of Deadly Bangladesh Factory Barred From Leaving Country

AP | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- The High Court in Bangladesh's capital asked authorities Sunday to prevent the owner of a garment factory where 112 people died i...

Dave Jamieson

Safety Inspections At Deadly Factories 'A Facade' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The leading federation of labor unions in the U.S. has issued a withering critique of so-called social auditing programs, the corporate-...

Deadly Factory Fire Kills 7

AP | Posted 03.29.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire swept through a two-story garment factory in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least seven female workers and injurin...

When Workplace Safety Is Regarded As 'Overhead'

David Macaray | Posted 02.09.2013 | Business
David Macaray

By most accounts, the Bangladesh tragedy could have been prevented by management simply spending more money on safety.

Bangladesh Apparel

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Deemed Unsafe Months Before Deadly Blaze

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The factory where 112 garment workers died in a fire should have been shut down months ago. The fire department refused to r...

Report: Ex-Worker Set Fire To Factory 'Because I Couldn't Get My Salary'

AP | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

BEIJING — Chinese state media quoted a former worker as saying he set the fire that killed 14 young women at a Chinese undergarment factory beca...

'Nobody Told Me That There Was No Emergency Exit'

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The owner of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people says he was never informed the facility was requir...

HORROR: Factory Fire Kills More Than 100

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

By Anis Ahmed and Ruma Paul DHAKA, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Fire swept through a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital ki...

Fire Destroys Famous New Orleans Pie Factory

AP | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 07.27.2012 | Home

NEW ORLEANS -- A fire has gutted a bakery that pleased New Orleans' tastes for generations with its locally iconic line of fried snack pies. New Orle...

Outsourcing Tragedy: On the 100th Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist, Workers Are Still Dying in Garment Factory Fires

Scott Nova | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Nova

The sad irony on this centennial of the Triangle tragedy is that the abusive conditions, poverty wages and shoddy garment industry safety practices that unions and social reformers decried in 1911 have not been eliminated.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: 7 Books To Remember The 100th Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One hundred years ago today, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire killed 175 people who were either trapped or leapt to their death to escape the flames. The ...

H&M Factory Fire In Bangladesh Kills 21

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

A fire at the Garib & Garib Newaj company factory in Bangladesh--which produces cardigans for H&M--killed 21 employees and injured another 50 people l...