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Home Ministry urges for fire safety in RMG units
May '11
The garment entrepreneurs have recently received directions from the Home Ministry, to keep the staircase of their factory's rooftop free to ward off the incidences of death of workers due to suffocation at times of fire accidents.

Abdus Sobhan Sikder, Home Secretary stated that, in some of the incidents, workers died due to suffocation as the smoke could not find a way to emit, as the factory owners had stocked either cloths or other materials on the staircases. This resulted in smoke spirals due to which the escaping workers got deceived and were trapped and died of suffocation.

The Home Secretary said that, prior to this too the Ministry had verbally as well as in writing urged the garment unit owners to keep the rooftop staircases free, to allow smoke to emit and make it possible for the workers to save their lives by escaping through such exit points.

Sikder said that, in a recent investigation the Home Ministry discovered that, in fire incidences in two of the garment factories, most of the workers lost their lives due to suffocation created by smoke coil.

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