Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire with Eugene BoeschMonday, October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Monday, October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire with Eugene Boesch
On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory at Washington Square in New York City burned, killing 145 workers. It is remembered as one of the most infamous incidents in American industrial history as the deaths were largely preventable – most of the victims, young immigrant women, died as a result of neglected safety features and locked doors within the factory building. The tragedy brought widespread attention to the dangerous workshop conditions of factories of the day and lead to the development of laws and regulations that better protected the safety of workers.