Jamie Hall

Pakistani Garment-Factory Fire Likened to Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fires--Leaves 300 Dead

by , 09/15/12
filed under: Ecouterre

Pakistan, garment factory, Karachi, triangle shirtwaist factory fires, western export garment factory,  asif ali zardari, ali enterprises,  clean clothes campaign, ecouterreNearly 300 Pakistani garment workers are dead after a boiler-related explosion triggered a fire last Wednesday. Few options of escape were available to the trapped workers: every exit except one was locked and most windows were barred, leaving many Americans to make comparisons to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fires of 1911. With a shoe factory fire claiming 25 lives in another nearby city, the Pakistani manufacturing industry is now under scrutiny.

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