Triangle ShirtWaist Company Fire
''Don't ever work in a place with no fire escapes''
Back in 1911, an event happened. On March 25th in NewYorkCity in a tall building a fire started. It took place at a shirtshop. One of the female workers put a lite match in a trashcan full of paper and fabric. The fire spread across the whole room. Just because the tables were coverd in paper and fabric, it lite up the whole room. There was only one elevator and about 17 women escaped. Some jumped out the window and died but survived the fire at the same time. The fire killed 146 women because there wasn't any fire escapes in their time. Then the government created a law that all tall buildings everywhere should have at least 15 fire escapes on each side of the building. This law protected workers both Male and Female.
How did it AFFECTED women that followed?
WHO CAUSED THIS?
"Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire: newspaper account (1911)." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 7 Mar. 2014.
By: Richard Hodges