112 killed in fire at Bangladesh garment factory that had been rated high risk

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

There's word that a garment factory in Bangladesh where a fire killed at least 112 people yesterday had been given a "high risk" safety rating last year.

The factory makes merchandise for Wal-Mart and other major retailers.

A Wal-Mart spokesman says online documents indicate that the factory received a "high risk" assessment after a May 2011 inspection and a "medium risk" report after an inspection in August 2011.

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