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Triangle Factory Fire Case Study

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from The Story of The Triangle Factory Fire by Zachary Kent AFTER Reading Discussion Questions 1. What was true of factories in New York City BEFORE the Triangle fire? They were unsafe. 2. What changes occurred in the aftermath of the tragedy? Within what time period did the change happen? New labor laws, 3 years 3. Reread lines 15-28. Accused of ignoring their employees’ safety, Triangle owners Blanck and Harris were charged with manslaughter. During the three week trial angry citizens screamed, “Murderers! Murderers! Make them suffer for killing our children!” Lawyers argued that Blanck and Harris kept all of the Triangle doors locked during the workday, therefore causing many of the deaths. Weighing the evidence, however, the
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