Triangle Factory Fire in New York?

Explain the circumstances concerning the Triangle Factory Fire and detail the impact that it had on the working conditions in New York and the workforce in general.

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  • Bilbo
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    1 decade ago
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    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the largest industrial disaster in the history of the city of New York, causing the death of 146 garment workers who either died from the fire or jumped to their deaths. It was the worst workplace disaster in New York City until September 11, 2001. The fire led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and helped spur the growth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, which fought for safer and better working conditions for sweatshop workers in that industry. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Building, also known as the Asch Building and as the Brown Building, survives and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_Factory_Fire

  • 1 decade ago

    There is an excellent treatment of this tragedy in Wikipedia.

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