Solidarity Center News: 28 Garment Factory Fires, 491 Injuries in Bangladesh Since Late NovemberFriday, February 1, 2013
(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)
The deaths of seven young women in a Bangladesh garment factory over the weekend were the latest fatal tragedies in the two months since the blaze at the Tazreen factory killed at least 112 workers. The fire at Smart Export Garments marked the 28th fire incident to threaten workers since the Tazreen disaster. Over the same period, at least 491 Bangladesh garment workers have been injured on the job, according to the Solidarity Center. Read more at the Solidarity Center.