Price of safety called too steep

Wal-Mart said to deny plants aid

Posted: December 9, 2012 at 2:18 a.m.

Boxes of garments lay near equipment charred in a Nov. 24 fire that killed 112 workers at the Tazreen Fashions factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

At a meeting convened in 2011 to boost safety at Bangladesh garment factories, Wal-Mart Stores made a call: paying suppliers more to help them upgrade their manufacturing facilities was too costly.

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Business, Pages 65 on 12/09/2012