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Bangladesh factory fire

Feb 9, 2014 — The deaths in the fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory, which supplied U.S. and European retailers, were blamed on blocked exits and managers who prevented workers from escaping.
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Oct 9, 2013 — The fire at a garment factory outside the capital Wednesday is the latest in a series of such disasters and comes just six months after the worst disaster in the garment industry's history.
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Jul 8, 2013 — The agreement, which comes two months after a factory collapse that killed more than 1,000 workers, brings together several European retailers and labor unions. U.S. companies like Walmart and Gap are not part of the deal.
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Jun 27, 2013 — The immediate practical impact of the U.S. decision on the country's garment industry is expected to be minimal. But it could affect the EU's thinking on more wide-ranging trade benefits.
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May 10, 2013 — More than 1,000 people are known to have been killed by the collapse of the building, which housed garment factories. In recent days, searchers had not expected to find any survivors. Instead, they had been focusing on recovering bodies. On Friday, 17 days after the disaster, a woman came out alive.
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May 8, 2013 — The latest death toll comes as recovery efforts continue at the eight-story complex that collapsed last month.
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Nov 28, 2012 — Three managers say they didn't prevent workers from escaping the flaming building, which had fake fire extinguishers, sealed windows and only three staircases available for thousands of frightened people.
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Nov 26, 2012 — More than 100 workers died in Saturday's blaze, at a factory that had previously been cited as a "high risk." Clothes were made there for retailers in the U.S. and around the world. Today, thousands of workers protested and hundreds of factories were shut down.
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Dec 14, 2010 — Berlusconi confidence vote; Bangladesh fire; Holbrooke honored; southern crop freeze
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