Thursday, March 25, 2004

93rd Triangle Fire Anniversary

On March 25, 1911, 146 young immigrant garment workers died in a tragic fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. This tragedy galvanized a city to fight for labor reforms and for fire safety in the workplace.

Great website on the Triangle Fire here. And order Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, by Dave Von Drehle from the Confined Space Reading list. Another article here.