History Of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

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On March 25,1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City was the deadliest business tragedy in the history of New York. Every morning 100,000 people would head off to work, some of the girls would be as young as ten years old. In Asch Building on the 10th floor was where the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was located. The people had to work up to 14 hours a day with a salary of 2 dollars. Out of the 100,000people there were 500 blouse makers. People of the company wanted shorter hours, better pay, and safer shops. With time evolving so did the company and they had brought in a new machine that was to help with the stitching, however it being a machine the company wanted them to make one-hundred and eighty stitches without any mistakes.

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