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    • The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

    • Flames of Labor Reform
    • By: Michelle Houle
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Early in the 20th century, hundreds of New Yorkers - mostly women - worked in perilously cramped conditions at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. On March 25, 1911, disaster struck when a fire spread quickly through the building. One stair well exit was blocked by flames. Another exit was closed and locked - to keep employees from stealing. Many people jumped to their deaths from the building's ninth floor to avoid being burned alive. Others perished when the over loaded fire escape collapsed.

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