E14. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Manhattan, New York City, March 25, 1911

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Manhattan, New York City, March 25, 1911
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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Manhattan, New York City, March 25, 1911
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Manhattan, New York City on March 25, 1911 was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in the history of the city, and resulted in the fourth highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history. It was also one of the deadliest disasters that occurred in New York City – after the burning of the General Slocum on June 15, 1904 – until the destruction of the World Trade Center 90 years later. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men [1] – who died from the fire, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths. Most of the victims were recent Jewish and Italian immigrant women aged sixteen to twenty-three;[2][3][4] of the victims whose ages are known, the oldest victim was Providenza Panno at 43, and the youngest were 14-year-olds Kate Leone and “Sara” Rosaria Maltese.[5]
Because the owners had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits – a common practice at the time to prevent pilferage and unauthorized breaks[6] – many of the workers who could not escape the burning building jumped from the eighth, ninth, and tenth floors to the streets below. The fire led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and helped spur the growth of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, which fought for better working conditions for sweatshop workers.
The factory was located in the Asch Building, at 23–29 Washington Place in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, now known as the Brown Building and part of New York University. The building has been designated a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark.
From: Saturday, March 25, 1911
To: Sunday, March 11, 1973
Result: 22,633 days
61 years, 11 months, 15 days
1,955,491,200 seconds
32,591,520 minutes
543,192 hours
22,633 days
3233 weeks
From: Saturday, March 25, 1911
To: Tuesday, September 11, 1973
Result: 22,817 days
62 years, 5 months, 18 days
1,971,388,800 seconds
32,856,480 minutes
547,608 hours
22,817 days
3259 weeks

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