This tragedy pointed out the negatives of sweatshop conditions of the industrialization era.
Fire brigade commander along with duty supervisor thoroughly checked the area of alarm activation but no fire was found The factory was located in the ten story Asch building in downtown Manhattan and owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris.
Photocopying the volumes was out of the question—the cheap paper, nearly a century old, was crumbling between my fingers. In all, workers, most of them immigrant young women and girls, perished in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
Even in a legitimate factory, work was often monotonous, grueling, dangerous and poorly paid.
This is where mostly young immigrant girls were producing shirts for the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. Factory owners and industry giants treated their employees poorly, and subjected them to long hours, crowded workspace, and dangerous conditions.
The Bermuda Triangle is situated in the Atlantic Ocean. In a desperate attempt to escape the fire, the girls left behind waiting for the elevator plunged down the shaft to their deaths.
Forty-nine workers had burned to death or been suffocated by smoke, 36 were dead in the elevator shaft and 58 died from jumping to the sidewalks.
Competition was, and continues to be, intense. One of the worst tragedies in American history it was know as the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.