Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire - 106 Years Ago

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire - 106 Years Ago

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911 was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city, and one of the deadliest in US history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men who died from the fire, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths.

 Most of the victims were recent Jewish and Italian immigrant women aged 16 to 23;of the victims whose ages are known, the oldest victim was Providenza Panno at 43, and the youngest were 14-year-olds Kate Leone and "Sara" Rosaria ...

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