Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
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A worker on the eight floor of the Triangle Shirt Wast carelessly tossed a lit ciggarette or match into a waste bin.
Fire broke loose and soon spead onto hanging paper patterns and fabric. The floor was soon in flames.
At 4:45 someone pulled the eight floor alarm and within minutes firemen arrived ready to assist.
All workers on both the eighth and tenth floors escaped but the ninth floor employees weren't so lucky and had the options of burning suffocating, or jumping to their death.
Because of the triangle shirt waist factory fire, which killed 146 people, many people became angry and demanded better labor laws. This protest ws lead by Francis Perkins.
Because of the events of the trisngle shirt waiste factory fire 36 bills were passed to improve the safety of the workplace.
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