There was 123 woman and 23 men that died that day, because of the tragedy. Some ways they died was from jumping out of windows or had trouble with doors and burned to death. The people that jump probably thought they had a better chance of surviving. The doors were locked to protect the employee’s belongings, which interfered with them escaping the fire through a door. Another reason is all the doors open inwards that
Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist fire Disaster hit March 25, 1911 at 4:40 pm at the Triangle Shirt Waste Factory when it caught on fire by a cigarette bud or burning match. The employees were mainly young women and girls of Italian and Jewish decent and 146 died that day. The workers wanted out of the building but one of the doors was locked in the stairwell. Speculation was that Isaac Harris locked the door. Some of the women and girls jumped off the building and out the windows to trying to survive which was interfering with the firemen trying to put out the fire.
For this very reason residents living in Centralia Pennsylvania had forgotten all about the coal mine all together and went on with their lives. With people not being educated about the town’s history and science behind coal and hazards that fall with it. As thousands of lives were endangered when a fire uproared underground the town and many other parts of route 61. Route 61 had to be shut down because the ground was and still is caving in from the blazing flames of
The factory employed hundreds of workers, mostly young, immigrant girls. On this fateful Saturday afternoon, a vicious fire unexpectedly broke out at the factory, sending panic through its towering floors (Pence et al. 408). A total of 146 workers died in the tragedy, shocking the public and shaping the future of labor laws (Burt 190). "And all Who Jumped Died: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" by Patricia Pence et al.
87 students and three nuns died from the fire and its effects, and five more students died later from complications. The Chicago Fire Commissioner said that the main reason for the loss of life was the late alarm, however, NFPA blamed the deaths on insufficient exit capacity for the over-crowded school, and inadequate fire alarms and detectors, along with lack of fire drills. After the fire, the Fire Commissioner pushed to require sprinklers and fire alarms in all public buildings. Shortly after, it was amended and changed the city’s building codes. Fire alarms, alarm boxes, and fire drills, which were to be witnessed by the fire service, were also added.
Despite desperate efforts to raise ladders and spread nets there was little the firefighters could do to help the terrified women that were lining the windows of the ninth floor. The longest ladders only reached the seventh and the fire nets were useless to the girls who were falling from over 100 feet above. Several of the girls jumping were already on fire, demonstrating that there was only the choice to jump or burn to death. Thousands of people continued to watch as firemen poured water on the building and entered to find even more girls. The elevator shaft was clogged with at least thirty more bodies, most burned beyond recognition; in the ninth floor workroom
Barely, a house was left undamaged or completely ruined. Also, all but four of the 120 flat boats at the landing that day were lost. Possibly as many as 200 of the men operating them, were killed. The steamboat Hinds was thrown into the river and sunk. The boat was swept down to Baton Rouge, where it was with 48 dead males and 3 dead females.
Dehron McMillian History 1302 Dr. Adkins-Weathersby 28 September 2014 Triangle Shirtwaist Company March 25, 1911 identified as the day of the dead, is the deadliest disaster in the industry during the Gilded Age. Over forty-six bodies lie on the street, meanwhile hundred bodies lie inside of the building. The factory took up the top three floors of a ten-story building in the Greenwich Village neighborhood in New York. The workers were mostly Jewish and Italian immigrant’s women along with children, sewing blouses, to earn an income as little as three dollars a week. The labor and women’s movements challenged the nineteenth century meanings of American Freedom.
The Red Scare, and 9-11 had a lot of tragic events. The Red Scare occurred because of the fear of communism in the Unites States during 1919-20. America was afraid that of plotting in a revolution. On 9-11 The terrorist did not have the ability to destroy the united states military so they set their targets on symbolic targets instead , destroying both the twin towers, killing and injuring thousands of people. During the Red Scare on September 1920, on Wall Street a bomb exploding and killing 38 people, another bomb destroyed A Mitchell Palmers, and Attorney General home.
Devil’s Island On November 30th, 1933, in Seattle, Washington, Mr. Pyle turned on the gas and cut one of his wrists. A few minutes later his wife smelled the gas and found her husband who police said was “despondent over financial troubles,” and brought him to the hospital. The Great Depression influenced many crimes and suicides that were necessary for most people to commit due to their financial deprivation. Financial stress being the number one cause for this violence, made it very hard for many families to succeed during the 1920s. If you disobeyed the rules of society, they sent you to prison.