500 employees (young and old women) worked long hours in The Triangle Factory and they made clothes.
The Factory caught on fire. The women on the Ninth floor couldn't get to the stairs in time because the owners locked the exit doors because they claimed the workers stole materials. Because the women couldn't get out in time, 146 women died.
THE FACTORY IS ON FIRE!!!!
I CAN'T GET OUT!!!
On April 11, a grand jury indicted Harris and Blanck, the owners of the Asch Building, on seven counts, charging them with manslaughter in the second degree under section 80. On March 11, 1914, three years after the fire, Harris and Blanck settled. They paid 75 dollars per life lost.