The Triangle Fire • Worst factory fire in New York history • Occurred on March 25, 1911 around 4:45- the last fifteen minutes of the work day • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory occupied the top 3 floors of the building
The Weight of the Falling Bodies Identifying the Burnt BodiesJumping Out of the window caused after the fire. Many girls d holes in the sidewalk like this could only be identified by their engagement rings
The Aftermath of the Fire • This couple had just identified their daughter among the victims • In all 146 men and women lost their lives in the fire, the youngest being 11.
Results of the Triangle Fire • Thousands of women mourn the loss of the victims of the fire • Fire Prevention and inspections of factories becomes routine and the horrors of the garment industry is reformed nationwide as a result.