Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

Triangle Fire

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Fire fighters arrived at the Asch Building soon after the alarm was sounded but ladders only reached the sixth floor and the high pressure pumps of the day could not raise the water pressure needed to extinguish the flames on the highest floors of the ten-story building. In this fireproof factory, 146 young men, women, and children lost their lives, and many others were seriously injured.

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Sweatshop conditions in the early 1900's

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