Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

Triangle Fire

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The flimsy fire escape ladder descended close to the building forcing those fleeing to struggle through flames and past warped iron window shutters stuck open across their path. Sections of ladder which ended two stories above the ground, twisted and collapsed under the weight of workers trying to escape the fire killing many who had chosen it as their lifeline.

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Sweatshop conditions in the early 1900's

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