An investigation is underway after a fire at a textile factory in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, killed one person. 

Spartanburg county coroner's investigator Ellen Holmes told just-style the county's coroner's office and the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office are conducting a joint investigation into the fire at Grant Textile in Cowpens on Saturday morning (8 February). 

"Coroner Rusty Clevenger regrets to inform one fatality as a result of the fire," Holmes said in a statement. An autopsy and toxicology results are pending. 

The incident highlights that safety issues are not just restricted to factories in developing countries like Bangladesh, where more than 1,100 people lost their lives in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka last April. Four months earlier, a fire at Tazreen Fashion killed more than 114 people.

In December, seven people died when a blaze swept through an illegal dormitory at a Chinese-run garment factory in Tuscany, Italy.