Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire made headlines across the nation. This is from The Times Picayune in New Orleans

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On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers in New York City. It remains one of the worst U.S. disasters since the Industrial Revolution.

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. March 25, 1911. Almost 150 young women and girls in NYC died. As a result, new legislation was created to required building to take safety precautions!

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One hundred years ago today, New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory burst into flames, killing 146 garment workers and fundamentally changing the way America viewed its laborers. In the months after the blaze, dozens of workplace regulations were passed, helping to make factories much safer. The Triangle fire inspired a massive unionization push that paved the way for the development of America's middle class.

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Interior of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory after the fire. Still from the PBS Video

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