The 112 workers who perished in a garment factory fire were working overtime making clothes for major American retailers, including Walmart and Sears. Workers' activists— who discovered the clothing labels amid charred remains— say the major retailers are to blame for the dangerous conditions. When the Tazreen Fashion factory went up in flames, a lack of exterior fire escapes delivered a death sentence to the higher floors of the nine-story building. Walmart issued a statement both expressing their sympathy and affirming their committment to fire safety. "We have been working across the apparel industry to improve fire safety education and training in Bangladesh," the statement reads.
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