Fire Doors And Sprinklers Debut At Garment Factories In Bangladesh

After the deadliest garment factory disaster in history killed more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers in 2013, two new international groups conducted inspections of more than 1,700 factories and imposed higher safety standards that the factories must meet to sell to international markets. More than 30 factories were closed as imminent risks. Far more common were problems requiring fixes ranging from simple to costly: upgraded electrical systems, mental fire doors, sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and other safety requirements that are gradually taking hold in the industry.

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