Triangle Fire: The Tragedy That Forever Changed Labor & Industry
Thursday, July 19, 2012
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
The Triangle Shirtwaist fire in March 1911, one of the deadliest accidents in New York’s history, claimed the lives of 146 employees, most of them female immigrants from Italy and Russia who toiled 13 hours a day in miserable, unsafe working conditions. When the fire began, they were unable to flee because the doors to the fire escapes were locked. This tragedy, and the public outrage that followed, resulted in landmark legislation that gave New Yorkers the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country.
Event web site: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/downtown
Presented by: PBS American Experience (DVD - 60 minutes)
Event fee: Free
Pittsburgh, PA 15222