Blog Archive: November 2012

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The Human Cost of Walmart Prices: Garment Workers Killed in Fire of Walmart-Supplying Factory

On November 24, 2012, a factory fire claimed the lives of over 112 Bangladeshi garment workers that produced garments for Walmart and other top retailers. Many trapped garment workers jumped to their deaths after encountering locked doors in the eight-story factory building, which lacked emergency exits or fire escapes. Within days, Walmart disavowed responsibility by claiming its supplier subcontracted with the factory without its knowledge and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh blamed sabot...

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