Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire 1911 always kept its doors locked to ensure that the young immigrant women stayed stooped over their machines & didn’t steal anything. A fire broke out on Sat., March 25, 1911, on the eighth floor of the New York City factory, the locks sealed the workers’ fate. In just 30 minutes, 146 were killed.(the scene can be viewed now as an eerie precursor to the World Trade Center events of 9/11 only a mile and a half south). a national crusade for workplace safety.
March mourning the 147 people who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of March 1912. The tragedy had massive and wide-reaching implications for workplace safety regulation and labour unionisation. Many of the dead were immigrant girls in their teens or early 20s.