The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has terminated business relations with Dhaka-based Prominent Apparels after it failed to implement workplace safety measures. 

The Accord, which is overseeing inspections for fire, electrical, and building structural safety at all factories in Bangladesh producing for its member companies, says Prominent Apparels was issued a notice and warning process in accordance with Article 21 of the Accord, after the factory failed to sumbit a Detailed Engineering Assessment (DEA) or make any remediation progress following an inspection in 2014. 

"The Accord signatory companies using this factory are therefore required to terminate their business relationship with this supplier and all factories it operates," the group said. "The Accord will work with its labour and company signatories in an effort to ensure that any affected workers are offered employment with safe suppliers."

The move comes a month after the Accord terminated business relations with another five garment factories after they either failed to implement workplace safety measures or cooperate with inspections. 

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More than 220 companies have now signed the Accord following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013. 

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