Millions of firefighters and policeman have sought out answers for the brutal fire located in Centralia Pennsylvania. In 1962 a coal mine exploded in a rural town called centralia. Centralia is a large Irish immigrant town that has experienced a sweltering fire that has spread under the city 's streets. This resulted in people losing their homes and having to leave the city. The fire is still burning slower than 50 years ago but is still causing problems for Centralia.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire On March 25, 1911, 123 women and 23 men, died as a result of a fire in a factory they worked in. That day was marked as the deadliest industrial disaster in Manhattan history. In the wake of such a terrible tragedy came the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU). The ILGWU fought for better working conditions for all sweatshop workers. However, the union wouldn’t gain attention until after the owners of the Triangle Waist Company, Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, were indicted on first and second degree manslaughter, but were ultimately found to be not guilty.
Prior to the Commission’s actions it was already known that the factory was a menace to those who worked within its walls. According to the Preliminary Report of the Factory Investigating Commission, “There were “lack of precautions to prevent fire, inadequate fire-escape facilities, insanitary (sic) conditions that were insidiously undermining the health of the workers were found existing everywhere” (Wagner, 1912, p. 1). The factory was in desperate need of investigating and
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
The detrimental Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire is considered to be one of the most tragic disasters in history. On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out and killed 146 garment workers who were mostly women. These women worked countless hours with low wages and inhumane working conditions in a factory. Even though this event was tragic, the triangle shirtwaist fire helped to shape the new world for the better. The multitude of workers trapped within the inferno to their demise was the final straw for the mistreatment of America’s workers.
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Thus, the first Five Year Plan that industrialized the USSR from 1928 to 1932 is illustrated as a time of great change that benefited the country. Furthermore, it convinces the audience that the replacment of Lenin 's NEP during the Great Turn was the right decision as it helped the USSR achieve glory and power. Consequently, Stalin 's face is located on the left top corner of the flag on top of the USSR 's emblem of a golden hammer (industrial
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