Echoes of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
By now, you have most likely heard about the tragic fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh. Sadly, this is not an isolated incident. In fact, in 1911, one of the most tragic industrial accidents occurred at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory when 146 people, mostly immigrant women and even children, perished in a fire with no fire escapes, locked doors, and no fire suppression equipment or training. All in the name of “affordable fashion”. The pictures below are hard to view, but the parallels are too similar to dismiss. Please share this post with everyone you know.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911:
Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire, 2012: