It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history. A dropped match on the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sparked a fire that killed over a hundred innocent people trapped inside. The private industry of the American factory would never be the same.
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The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (1979)
TOASTnJAM on Jun 26, 2017
The story of a fire in the Triangle Shirt Mfg. Co. building in New York City in 1911 that resulted in the deaths of 146 employees, mostly young women. The ensuing investigation revealed the company’s almost total disregard for its workers’ safety in pursuit of increased production and profits, and resulted, among other things, in the passage of new worker safety laws and the formation of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
Updated: Sept. 3, 2017
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire | History
HISTORY on Aug 14, 2017
A chronicle of a tragic fire that occurred at New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in 1911.