Summary


The shirtwaist was a very popular women’s shirt in the early 1900's. The Triangle factory was very successful with the production and sale of the shirtwaist until competition arose. It was because of this competition that the two men who owned the company were so hard on the workers and ignored existing safety concerns.

A devastating fire broke out in the factory on March 25, 1911. A total of 146 people were killed primarily due to their unsafe work environment.

If there was any positive outcome from this tragic event, it would be that the Triangle Fire ignited a revolution for worker safety. It provoked strong reaction among American factory workers and caused a reform in legislation to enhance worker safety.

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"March 25, 1911 was a day that would ultimately change life for American workers."
from 'Aftermath'