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    1. Following the Valenzuela factory fire earlier this month that killed 72 people, President Benigno Aquino III has directed government agencies to conduct a “comprehensive” review of occupational safety standards in the country.

    2. Massive fire guts Ajman foam factory

      Gulf News via Yahoo Maktoob NewsMay 26 09:30 PM

      A fire broke out at a foam factory in Ajman’s Al Jurf area early on Tuesday. Ajman Civil Defence managed to bring the fire under control within 20 minutes, Colonel Nasser Rashid Al Ziri, director of media and public relations at Ajman Civil Defence, said. Ajman Civil Defence is continuing to monitor the area that houses foam warehouses.

    3. Fire Damages Apple's Former Sapphire-Screen Factory in Arizona

      Bloomberg via Yahoo! FinanceMay 26 01:04 PM

      The unlucky streak continues at Apple Inc.’s factory in Mesa, Arizona. A fire broke out on Tuesday at the facility, home to failed efforts by a supplier to manufacture sapphire screens for iPhones and the future location of an Apple data center. The blaze, which began on the roof of the more than 1.3 million-square-foot building, caused damage around the building’s loading docks, Forrest Smith ...

    4. An overheated motor sparked a fire that caused an estimated $80,000 damage to a Riverside factory, city fire officials say. The brief flareup was reported at 4:47 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at E.R. Carpenter Co. that manufactures cushioning material at...

    5. Police open criminal probe after at least 72 die in thick black smoke and flames that engulfed rubber slipper factory

    6. Death toll in Philippine slipper factory fire rises to 18

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 13 08:06 PM

      The death toll in a rubber slipper factory fire in a suburb of the Philippine capital climbed to 18 on Thursday after police retrieved another 15 charred bodies from the gutted building, but dozens more ...

    7. MANILA, Philippines – Emmanuel Madiclom, a 54-year-old grandfather of 4, would wake up to the sounds made by his wife who prepared his breakfast, and picked his work clothes for the day. Marietta “Marie” Madiclom helped out in her family's small store and worked for the rest ...

    8. P 13,000 is not enough compensation for the families of the victims of the Kentex Manufacturing Corporation fire, according to Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian.  

    9. Group seeks wider Kentex probe

      The Manila TimesMay 27 07:05 AM

      BENCYRUS G. ELLORINA consumer rights group wants the congressional probe on the deadly fire at a slipper factory in Valenzuela City to include the lax implementation of fire safety protocols. The fire in the factory of Kentex Manufacturing Corp that … Read more » The post Group seeks wider Kentex probe appeared first on The Manila Times Online .

    10. A local mayor says the death toll in a Philippines rubber slipper factory fire has climbed to at least 45 with 26 people missing in the gutted building and feared dead.

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