The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911) primary source newspaper account with reading questions

 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

The Triangle Shirtwaist fire ranks among the most tragic industrial accidents in U.S. history. When the blaze erupted on March 25, 1911, workers, mostly young immigrant women, found exits locked and fire escapes broken. Within thirty minutes, 146 perished. Sweatshops like the Triangle factory were found throughout New York City. Workers labored long hours for low wages under hazardous conditions. In 1910, following a landmark strike among textile workers, owners promised to improve working conditions. But Triangle executives ignored the pledge. Public outrage at the Triangle fire prompted many laws mandating workplace safety. Attached is a primary source newspaper reporters account with reading questions.

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