At first the workers tried to take the elevator to escape but it could only take so many before it broke down. After this, some people pried open the elevator doors and jumped down the elevator shaft to their deaths trying to get away from the fire. Other girls took the stairwell, but they found a locked door at the bottom so all of them ended up burning to death. Some employees took the fire escape but it was poorly built and constructed so it fell to the concrete with many people on it, killing all of them. The rest of the workers in the building jumped to their inevitable deaths to escape from the alternative of burning to death. Some of the people who were on the tenth floor escaped to safety on the roof of the building and survived. Two of these survivors were the owners of the factory, Max Blanck and Isaac Harris. Even though there was a ton of evidence showing that these two were negligent for the fire, the court never indicted them for manslaughter which angered and upset the devastated families of the
For example, workers of any age were permitted, as long as they worked (Staff, par. 2). Before leaving the building, workers had to pass through the only backdoor, which was down a narrow passageway, which was supposed to prevent robberies (Staff, par. 2). There were also many safety hazards that the owners slyly kept away from the eyes of the City Council members. There were only two slim fire escapes while there should have been three wide ones, and there were only a couple buckets of water given to throw at the event of a fire(Leap for Life, Leap of Death, par. 6). At the time of the fire, the fire department realized that there was a lot more that the owners could have done to prevent this accident. As an after effect of the fire, many rules were put into place in New York to prevent fires from happening in similar circumstances. A major law that was put into place is the Occupational Safety and Health act or OSHA (Korasick, par. 1). This law states that employees working in factories should not be exposed to anything harmful, should not have terrible working conditions, and that workplaces of factory employees need to be sanitary (Epa, 1). If the fire had not occurred, factories would still, under many circumstances, be
There were two men who worked together that owned the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory: Max Blanck and Isaac Harris. After the fire, that killed so many worker, it was brought to the public's attention that there were many safety hazards in that now famous building, and that there were many more buildings just like the Asch building. Some of these hazards were narrow hallways and stairwells. The doors opened into the room, which caused problems during the fire as girls pushed so close together and were pressing so hard against these doors, that it took minutes (that they didn’t have to lose) to open them. The fire hose wasn’t even connected to a water source!
In the nonfiction book “Fresh and Blood So Cheap” by Albert Marrin there are many explicit and implicit reasons on how people were not valued shown by their lack of safety equipment in the building. Like not having lights in the halls on the way out and having the doors locked on the highest floor that there was, and they didn’t have any training on what was to do in case there was a fire in the building.
Three stories of a ten-floor building a the corner of Greens Street and Washington Place were burned yesterday, and while the fire was going on 141 young men and women at least 125 of them mere girls were burned to death or killed by jumping to the pavement below. The building was fireproof. The fire except the furniture and 141 of the 600 men and girls that were employed in its upper three stories. The victims were suffocated or burned to death within the building, but some who found their way to the windows and leaped met death as surely, but perhaps more quickly, on the pavements below.
Only fifteen minutes away from being released after a hard day’s work, to enjoy a Saturday evening with their families and the promise of a nice Sunday off, 146 workers would lose their lives in New York City’s worst factory fire ever. When the smoke was gone and the fires extinguished, 146 workers of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory lay dead from a senseless tragedy that could have been prevented. When all the bodies were accounted for it was determined that fifty-three had died by Jumping from the eighth, ninth, and tenth floors. Nineteen fell to their deaths in the elevator shaft while trying to escape the fire. More than twenty workers would die when the overloaded fire escapes collapsed beneath their feet, sending them falling to their deaths. The rest consisted of fifty workers who would become entombed within the ninth floor burning to death before they could escape.
March 25, 1911 about 145 people were killed due to a tragic fire. The fire was called the Triangle Factory, it was one of the largest disaster in New York before 9/11. Before the fire there weren’t many rules that aided in the prevention of massive fires, and a lot of people died because of that. Since the fire new labor laws and fire safety laws.
The Triangle Factory Fire took place in New York on Saturday, March 25, 1911. The fire was marked as the worst in history of the state of New York. Men, women, and children of all ages were there but unfortunately there were more women/girls than men/boys. There were many people to not find a way out of the building but some decided to jump out of the windows for a way of escaping the fire. Majority of those who escaped by the window lost their lives. The employers had no clue of this ever happening as well as the fire department who did not have enough man power or equipment for this massive degree. Although majority of the workers died, there were some who lived to share their stories.
When the fire broke out, and the firefighters were signaled, they were sent to the wrong location. Unfortunately, back then the fire fighters were carriages with horses, so when they finally arrived to the correct location the fire already went crazy. The conflagration spread from east to north and burnt down wooden houses, commercial and industrial buildings, private
In the giant city of New York City there was a fire on a ship called the PS General Slocum on June 15, 1904. Over 3 quarters of the ship was killed in the fire. It’s June 15, 1904 and 1358 church members were on the PS General Slocum in the east river mostly there were women and children on the ship and 30 crew members on the ship. It has been the second worst tragedy to happen the New York City and it was the worst until September 11 2001 when the twin towers were destroyed by terrorists.
First of all, two-thirds of the city was made of wood. There was wooden buildings, stores, frames, and lots more. There were 59,500 buildings that were destroyed in the fire. That made it burn more and more. The fire started at the home of Patrick and Catherine O’Leary. The wood was a bad thing. Since the whole town was made of
The first two planes were crashed in to the North and South towers of the World Trade Center in New York City with just a few minutes apart. The flights crashed into the towers with thousands of gallons with jet fuel and started an intense fire. The impact burned many floors, killing many people instantly and hundreds of people were trapped in higher floors. Within an hour and 42
The workers were getting settled in there desk for a day of work. When suddenly weird things started happening to the building. The workers started to smell a burning smell. They thought nothing of it maybe a worker had just burnt something in the break room. The burning smell started to intensify. All of a sudden the fire alarms started screaming. Workers started to panic because they were scared of fires since the building was tall and they might not be able to get out. The lights started flickering and then they heard a very loud bang! The lights had went out, the only light that they could see was the morning sun raze. A voice came over the intercom saying you all are going to