Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Essay

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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was a tragic disaster. 146 deaths. 71 non-fatal injuries. Some survived with no injuries, but only the lucky ones. And just think about it. It could’ve been prevented if people were doing what they were supposed to be doing. It also could’ve been prevented if people were more cautious about their working spaces. Those were both prime examples, but the most important fault, in my opinion, was the fact that the owners, Max Blanck and Isaac Harris didn’t issue any fire drills. The Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire was a disaster before the disaster actually happened. On March 25, 1911, a Saturday afternoon, all of the workers on the eighth floor finished work early, so they decided to lay back, talk, laugh, and just have fun. Some were even …show more content…

The fire was at it’s worst on the ninth floor, because that’s where most of the flammable fabrics were. Once the fire got on the fabrics, it spread everywhere, and there was almost no way those girls could’ve stopped it. Also, during the middle of the fire, one of the workers tried to use the hose to put the fire out, and the worst possible outcome that could’ve happened,.....happened. There was no water that came out of the hose! None at all. The hose wasn’t even connected! Someone definitely should’ve tested the hose before the tragic fire happened. One last example is that the EXIT doors opened inward. Ida Willensky, one of the survivors of the ninth floor, stated “Three times I said to to the girls, ‘Please, girls, let me open the door. Please!’ But the wouldn’t listen to me.” (Willensky) This fire was a very sad day for many people. But none of those faults were dealt with before the fire, even though they definitely should’ve

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