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Triangle Shirtwaist 2011 4

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FC: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

1: 500 people worked at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City | They were mostly young women and immigrants

2: On March 25, 1911 a fire broke out on the 9th floor | The doors had been locked, trapping people inside

3: 146 people died

4: Upset about the tragedy, people called for a reform of working conditions. | A National Women's Trade Union League protest

5: New York would create the Factory Investigating Commission and later pass bills to protect workers

6: They had to pay $75 for every person who died | Owners Harris and Blanck would be acquitted on manslaughter charges

7: The company would stop production in 1918 | "I told him that no deeper impression was needed than the 147 innocent, young victims of the Triangle Company, the locked door, and the refusal of the bosses to recognize even their indirect responsibility for what had happened." --Mary Domsky-Abrams

8: Works Cited | "Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire." Cornell University. 2011. Web. 12 Jan. 2011

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