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  • The Triangle Factory Fire Of 1911

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    labor production instead of the wellbeing of the factory workers. The Triangle Waist Company, manufactured women’s clothing and was located in the heart of Manhattan. This company, owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, occupied the floors of the Asch Building. The factory attracted many people in desperate need of work. This consequently led to the workers being taken advantage of by paying them very low wages. They often worked excessively long hours without adequate compensation, and the safety or work

  • Thesis Outline Of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

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    produced shirtwaists, which are high-necked cotton blouses that working woman wore in 1911.These shirts resembled men’s shirts. The factory was located on the corner of Greene Street and Washington Place, Manhattan in the Asch building. There were ten floors in the Asch building but the factory was only on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors. All of the workers who worked at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory were very young and were not treated well. They were all around 15 years old and were mostly Italian

  • Fires : The Causes Of The Triangle Shirtwaist Company

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    March 25th, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory burned leaving 145 workers dead. Negated safety rules and regulations and the overall working conditions in the factory where illegal manual workers were paid close to nothing for working very long hours, were a known concern that was just looked over by the business managers in this “Sweatshop.” Fires, leading up to this tragedy, were looked passed on the count of government officials and business managers’ corrupt ways of running things

  • The Triangle Shirtwaist Massacre

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    the time it happened, it built up not only in newspapers and rumors, but the streets filled with many people as they watched young women jump to their deaths, though hoping they would live. 200 women were trapped in the building, fewer than 20 women had actually escaped the building, when the doors had been locked on

  • Fire: The Triangle Waist Fire

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    On March 25, 1911, a Saturday afternoon, near closing time, a fire broke out in the Triangle Waist Company, on one of the top 3 floors of the ten story Asch Building. Within thirty minutes, 146 lives were lost, because of neglected safety features and locked doors. The fire is believed to have started by the careless use of a match from one of the cutters to get a smoke. Before ringing the fire alarm, the workers tried to extinguish the flames, but the flames quickly spread. It was the shirtwaists

  • A Short Story Of The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

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    company was owned by Max Blank and Isaac Harris. They had a little shop by 1900 and it grew quickly, they moved their business to the ninth floor of the new ten-story Asch building. There were approximately 500 workers, mostly immigrant women, worked at the Triangle shirtwaist company. Bessie Cohen, who survived was inside the building and wrote a short story of what had happened. Most women either died from the fire or jumped from a high height. They jumped because the fire trucks' ladders could only

  • Industrial Revolution: The Triangle Shirtwaist Industry

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    fire drills in large companies, sprinkler systems in big buildings, and sturdy fire escapes. Since then OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) was created and work safety is made a priority. [That day] is remembered as one of the most infamous incidents in American industrial history, as the deaths were largely preventable–most of the victims died as a result of neglected safety features and locked doors within the factory building. The tragedy brought widespread attention to the dangerous

  • Essay On Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

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    backwards which forced their workers to unknowingly work longer shifts for the same amount of pay. Also, most factory buildings in this time were highly unsafe, especially the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911 was the case of 146 deaths and 71 injuries. These numbers are so high primarily because of how dangerous the building was to work in. The Triangle Factory was 9 stories high, with the shirtwaist factory on

  • The Triangle Factory Fire : The Effects Of The Triangle Factory Fire

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    FACTORY FIRE After the Fire After the fire, the owners, Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, were instantly frowned upon for the death of the 146 people who lost their lives in the Triangle Factory Fire. Following the detest, the owners declared that the building was incombustible, and that the fire should not have occurred, using the Department of Building's statement of the matter to enhance their claim. However, the public pressured the city with an ultimatum, and demanded that a trial take place. The

  • The Cause Of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Incident

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    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Incident was a tragic event that occured due to poor safety precautions. It occured in New York City on March 25, 1911 on the eighth and ninth floors of the Asch building and it is the deadliest industrial disaster of that city and it also considered one of the deadliest in US History. The factory normally employed about 500 workers, mostly young immigrant women, who worked nine hours a day on weekdays plus seven hours on Saturdays earning 2 dollars for a 14 hour work

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