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March 25, 1911


A fire breaks out on the top floors of the Triangle Waist Company’s Asch Building in New York City. Unable to escape because they had been locked in by their employer, 146 workers died, most of them young immigrant women. The tragedy inspired a movement for workplace safety and a crackdown on sweatshops.

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One thought on “March 25, 1911

  1. One of the greatest and most influential tragedies in American history.

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