Friday, March 25, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire, New York’s landmark industrial disaster that killed 146 of the factory's 500 employees, most of them young immigrant women and girls of Italian and European Jewish descent. The tragedy sparked a nationwide debate about workers rights, representation and safety.
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A policeman overlooks charred rubble and corpses of workers after the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire in New York March 25, 1911. Horrified onlookers watched 100 years ago as workers leapt to their deaths from the raging fire in the garment factory. The disaster drew attention to inadequate fire regulations and poor working conditions in the city's sweatshops. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)