On 4th November 2014 a boiler ruptured at Shanta Expressions in Gazipur on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Boiler ruptures are shocking events - superheated steam spews into the workspace boiling workers alive. Five workers were severely injured and one worked died in the days following the rupture.
Shanta Expressions supplies Target (Australia). Without reporting by other Australian buyers, we don't know whether Just Jeans, Best & Less or many others source from Shanta Expressions.
The Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord announced that they do not inspect boilers.
Not a single media outlet in Australia connected the death and injuries to the discounted garments on sale at Target before Christmas.