After a long day of working at the triangle shirtwaist factory all the women prepare to pack up and leave.
However one woman tosses a live cigarette butt into a scrap bin which starts a small fire.
The workers try to but out the fire, but fail, the fire then becomes larger and larger.
Women all start tying to escape, some by the fire escape which later breaks from all the weight, some by the elevator which melts from the fire, and some from the stair case which is soon found to be locked leaving some of the women trapped between the flames and the door.
The fire department soon arrives tying their best to but out the fire and catch the women who were jumping off the building.
In half an hour the fire is put out, 146 lives are lost, and 71 injured. However ever since this event work safety regulations have improved making protective clothing,