I Didn't Know Fire Exits Needed

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    "The owner of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people says he was never informed the facility was required to have an emergency exit, a sign of how far removed the leaders of the nation's garment industry are from issues of worker safety.

    "It was my fault. But nobody told me that there was no emergency exit, which could be made accessible from outside," factory owner Delwar Hossain was quoted Thursday as telling The Daily Star newspaper. "Nobody even advised me to install one like that, apart from the existing ones." "I could have done it. But nobody ever suggested that I do it."

    Factory Owner: I Didn't Know Fire Exits Needed - ABC News

    Common sense is not one of this business owner's strong points. Moreover, I do not believe a word of his story.



    This is reminiscent of the The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire (1911) NYC where the fire exits while built were blocked or locked. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers and at trial, the average recovery was $75 per life lost.
     
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    Does Bangladesh have building codes? ABC news is a liberal news source. Liberals make things up based on how they feel about equality. We have building codes, so of course, Bangladesh has the same building codes.

    I don't believe a word of this story, especially it being his story.
     
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    Apparently they do need fire exits. "The owner of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people says he was never informed the facility was required to have an emergency exit". "Labor Minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju said that factories without emergency exits — or with only one such exit — will be forced to close until they upgrade their safety infrastructure. It was not clear when and how that directive will be enforced."
    The Associated Press: Factory owner: I didn't know fire exits needed
     
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    Granny says dat's the old 'I just fell off a turnip truck' defense - don't lissen to him...
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    Factory owner: I didn't know fire exits needed
    Nov 29,`12 -- The owner of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people says he was never informed the facility was required to have an emergency exit, a sign of how far removed the leaders of the nation's garment industry are from issues of worker safety.
     
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    ??Business owners in Bangladesh have attorneys who understand liability??
     
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    They should sue Disney.
     
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    Republicans came up with fire exits in 1936.....
     
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    The heck you say!

    1891
    The end of the century saw the introduction of the first control of means of escape in case of fire from factories under the Factory and Workshop Act 1891 which concerned premises in which more than 40 persons were employed; workshops in which more than 40 persons were employed being added by the Factory and Workshop Act 1895.

    The Act also made rules concerning new public buildings which included regulations (based on the earlier 1879 theater regulations) on the width of staircases and exits, and required that every new building exceeding sixty feet in height be provided on the storeys over 60 feet above the street level "with such means of escape in the case of fire for the persons dwelling or employed therein as can be reasonably required under the circumstances of the case" and that no such storeys be occupied until the Council had issued a certificate that the provisions of this section had been complied with. It also provided a schedule of "fire-resisting materials".

    History of Fire Safety
     
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