据观察，大多数事故发生在孟加拉蓬勃发展的服装厂。这些工厂负责生产领先的全球品牌的服装，包括GAP，H & M，沃尔玛和ESPRIT。工会和安全倡导者们认为，正是由于行业监管的不足，对政府造成非常危险的环境下工作的工人代表和无为（棒2012）。因此，许多跨国公司必须退出从孟加拉采购纺织品。此外，由于国际呼吁，欧洲和美国联盟、全球零售公司和孟加拉国政府也采取了行动的要求。
In the history of Bangladesh, the breakdown of the Rana Plaza building in April 2013 at Dhaka, Bangladesh is considered to be the worst industrial disaster of the nation. This is because of the fact that about 1129 garment workers died during this incident. As a matter of fact, when it comes to workplace tragedies Bangladesh is no stranger place (Jopson 2013). More than 100 workers died in November 2012 when in a Tazreen Fashions factory a fire broke out; it was situated on the border of the city Dhaka. Between the time period of 1990 and 2012, about 3000 workers have been injured and 1000 workers have been killed in as many as 275 factory accidents.
It is observed that majority of the accidents were occurred in the booming garment factories of Bangladesh. These factories are responsible for the production of clothes of leading global brands which includes Gap, H&M, Wal-Mart and Esprit. The labour unions and safety advocates are of the opinion that it was because of the inadequate industry oversight, worker representation and inaction of the government which resulted in very dangerous conditions for working (Jopson 2012). Thus, it has been proposed by many that multinational companies must withdraw from sourcing their textiles from Bangladesh. Moreover, there have been demands for actions from the European and U.S. Union, global retail firms and also the Bangladeshi government because of the international outcry.
It was publicly disclosed by the Walt Disney Company that because of a strung of garment factory accidents in Bangladesh, it would end the manufacturing of licensed merchandise in the nation. It was revealed in March that according to a letter issues to vendors and licensees that Disney would be closing the identical production of merchandise in various nations which has been accused of having very bad conditions of working; these nations were Ecuador, Pakistan and Belarus. Given the reliance of population on manufacturing salaries, some of the labour rights activists have questioned that whether abandoning the workers of the Bangladesh is a good corrective measure or not.