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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire | History

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Triangle Shirtwaist fire 100 years later

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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

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CNN: The Triangle Fire centennial

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On this day: 146 killed in Triangle factory fire

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city, and one of the deadliest in U.S. history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men – who died from the fire, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths. Most of the victims were recent Italian and Jewish immigrant women aged 14 to 23; of the victims whose ages are known, the oldest victim was 43-year-old Providenza Panno, and the youngest were 14-year-olds Kate Leone and Rosaria "Sara" Maltese.
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