Another tragedy has hit the garment industry at Bangladesh. As Industriall-Union reports:
“A boiler explosion at a Bangladeshi garment factory on 3 July 2017 has killed 11 workers and injured at least 50 people. The death toll could rise as many of those caught in the blast are in a critical condition in hospital. The incident took place at the Multifabs Limited garment factory in Gazipur on the outskirts of Dhaka at about 7.30pm. At the time of the explosion, workers at the dyeing section were reportedly engaged in maintenance work on the boiler. The impact was so severe that a section of the four-storey factory building was also damaged”.
Multifabs Limited is a supplier of several European brands such as index, ALDI North, ALDI South, Dansk Supermarked A/S, Shop Direct, Wuensche Group, Teddy Spa, and Gekås Ullared AB. and is covered under the Bangladesh Accord on fire and building safety and has been inspected by Accord engineers.“However, the Accord does not cover boiler inspections, which are monitored by the Bangladesh government”.