Accord statement on boiler tank rupture and worker fatality at Shanta Expressions Limited

It is with sadness that the Accord has learned that a boiler tank rupture at Shanta Expressions Limited in Gazipur has caused the death of a worker and has injured four others.

The Accord expresses our sincerest condolences to the family of Abul Hashem, to his friends, colleagues, and co-workers.   Mr. Hashem worked as a Boiler Operator at Shanta Expressions.  The Accord also offers our deepest sympathies to the injured workers and our hopes for their speedy and full recoveries.

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ACCORD reaches important milestone by completing initial inspections of factories in Bangladesh

The Accord is proud to announce that the initial inspections of Accord producing factories have been completed within the agreed timeline of end September 2014.  Out of 1106 factories inspected, over 400 Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) have been finalised by the factories and company signatories, as well as being approved by the Accord Chief Safety Inspector (CSI).

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