AFTER TRIANGLE by ProQuest

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All of the particulars of the Ha-Meem event - a fire in a garment factory located on the upper floors of a tall building; inadequate or nonexistent fire protection systems; insufficient, and possibly locked, exits; a largely female workforce; the spectacle of people jumping to their deaths rather than face the terror of the flames - were also present on March 25, 1 9 1 1 , when the Triangle Waist Co., a maker of women's blouses, caught fire and burned in New York City, killing 146 and injuring scores. In 1911, technology and practices that could have protected workers - enclosed stairways, fire walls, fire doors, automatic sprinkler systems, fire drills - existed, and in some cases were required, but few building owners bothered to implement them.

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