Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

Building burns because of cheap owner

On March 25th,1911 at around 4:40pm the 8th floor of the Triangle shirtwaist factory burst into flames. Thee fire quickly spread and there was no way to get out because the owners locked the exit doors.when the fire ecapes collapsed many workers felll to their doom. when the fire department arrived their equipment couldnt reach the upper floors, so with no other way of escaping the women on the 9th floor juped out the window onto the sidewalk. the fire lasted for 15 minutes with about 600 girls and 100 men dead. Thoughthis was a tradgic event it helped change the workingconditions in New York for every employee.
Story Of Us: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Segment From Episode 7