Wal-Mart’s strategy of deniability for workers’ safety

Bangladesh is half a world away from Bentonville, the Arkansas city where Wal-Mart is headquartered. This week, Wal-Mart surely wishes it were farther away than that.

Over the weekend, a horrific fire swept through a Bangladesh clothing factory, killing more than 100 workers, many of whose bodies were burnt so badly that they could not be identified. In its gruesome particulars — locked doors, no emergency exits, workers leaping to their deaths — the blaze seems a ghastly centennial reenactment of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire of 1911, when 146 workers similarly jumped to their deaths or were incinerated after they found the exit doors were locked.

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One comment to “Wal-Mart’s strategy of deniability for workers’ safety”

  1. Brucei

    I will not shop at Wal-Mart even here in Canada. Like most company’s its all about profits over people, and shame on anyone shopping there.

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