Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

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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