Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in the history of New York City and resulted in the fourth highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history. 146 garment workers, most of the victims being women between the ages of 14-23 perished behind the doors of the factory which were locked to prevent worker theft. Many had to jump out of windows to try and escape the blaze.

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