Triangle Factory Fire, Nellie Bly?
1.What happened? When was it? Where was it, Who was involved?
2.Why was the event significent?
3.Could it have been prevented?
4. How can we ensure that it does not repeat itself?
- RandyLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
1. 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 148 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 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was located inside the Asch Building, now known as the Brown Building of Science. It has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark.
2. 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 better and safer working conditions for sweatshop workers in that industry.
3. The tragedy could have been prevented if the safety doors hadn't been blocked.
4. The OSHA board ensures that such buildings and practices are now secure and that there are fire extinguishers, disaster drills, etc.