fire safety

  • December 9, 2016  

    In the wake of Oakland’s fatal Ghost Ship warehouse fire, cities across the country are cracking down on safety at similar “live-work​” ​spaces; Baltimore artist Que Pequeño was abruptly evicted this week from a building known as Bell Foundry. While the regulations are intended to protect residents, these spaces are often the only places low-income residents can afford. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • December 5, 2016  

    As the death toll from Friday’s Oakland warehouse fire mounts, officials are investigating how the building known as the Ghost Ship was allowed to stay open despite repeated complaints of dangerous conditions. Special correspondent Joanne Jennings interviews a survivor and reports on growing concern that the catastrophe will cause a backlash against the dozens of other warehouses in the city. Continue reading

  • July 15, 2013  

    Months after the devastating collapse of a high-rise clothing factory outside of Dhaka, U.S. and global retailers including Walmart, Gap and Target, announced a new alliance to improve working conditions in Bangladesh. Jeffrey Brown reports on efforts to establish common safety standards and require factory safety inspections. Continue reading