Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

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I’m currently learning about this in my history class and it’s such a tragedy that this happened! No-one that died in this fire or survived this fire will be forgotten. – Alex Andrews, Lester, Alabama   14 Feb 2017

I saw a special on this and also did a 30 hr OSHA training several times through the years, where this and other tragedies occurred, but, this I can't imagine the feeling the ladies had.... ...jumping, just waiting to either suffocate or be burned alive...the only other choice was to jump, and many did....just Horrific!!! Brian Mellen – Brian A Mellen, Merrimack, NH   13 Feb 2017

Never forget this tragedy. I can't believe the courts and how they never gave them justice. This site is doing great things by remembering them. – Mia Bunting, Oklahoma City   10 Feb 2017

Never forgotten – VS, St.Augustine,FL   9 Feb 2017

How horribly tragic this was for the 146 who lost their lives and their families and loved ones who never received justice from the courts. – Sara Valentine, Morgantown, WV   8 Feb 2017

very sad – mab, lk stevens wa   6 Feb 2017

What are horrible tragedy, I can't imagine what their families felt like after finding out. Although, it shone a light on the horrible need of safety precautions back in the 1800s and 1900s. – eb , MD   6 Feb 2017

Never forgotten – EF, New york   6 Feb 2017

You will always be remembered – KH, Alabama   6 Feb 2017

lost but not forgotten – lml, north carolina   3 Feb 2017

this is such a tragedy! – at, vale   3 Feb 2017

yall will always be remembered – brandon schesny, vale, nc   3 Feb 2017

Everyone who lost their lives in this horrible tradegy will always be remembered. – Dakota Santos, Lincolnton, NC   3 Feb 2017

Your lives were given for the improvement of America. – Hunter Leatherman, Vale, NC   3 Feb 2017

still remembering these women and the tragedy. paying my respects. – Katie Nolen, Lincolnton, NC   3 Feb 2017

It's awful to think, that if they would have had the good working condition laws, then that wouldn't have happened. I pay my respects. – Jennifer, Lincolnton, NC   3 Feb 2017

It's a tradegy that all of those women had to die, and the owners were found not guilty. Simple safety precautions would have likely prevented a large number of the deaths. – Hunter Hoyle, Lincolnton, NC   3 Feb 2017

still remembering this tradgedy to this day, thank goodness for all the new labor laws, but sucks this tradgedy had to happen for them to be passed. – Leia Simmons, Lincolnton, NC   3 Feb 2017

You will be remembered. – josh garmon, vale nc   3 Feb 2017

In my AP US History class, we are talking about the progressive era. I was given the task of presenting on this tragedy. Reading through the information on this website is very heartbreaking because none of these people deserved to die. America lost many good people that day. – Rebecca, Lincoln, NE   2 Feb 2017

We are using this site for an argumentative essay, and we think that the owners of this hectic sweatshop caused this fire. I hope that others agree – SMEW, Raleigh NC   2 Feb 2017

Horrified that the owners probably noticed some fire escape doors locked and never helped – Brii , Raleigh, NC   2 Feb 2017

It's horrible that all those people died because someone can't spend some money to do safety protocols those kind of people make me want to barf – Aidan Mohajer , Raleigh,NC   2 Feb 2017

This was trageic – L,   2 Feb 2017

This is so heart breaking, none of the people who perished in that fire deserved that to happen to them. – Destiny D., Illinois   1 Feb 2017

My family first settled in the lower east side of Manhattan coming to this country in the early 1900s so this event has some interest for me. All of the victims were recent Jewish and Italian immigrants - ripe for exploitation - so sad. – Salvatore DiPillo, Farmington, CT   1 Feb 2017

Even though it was a terrible event to happen, we benefit greatly from their misfortune with improved safety laws. – Ben Cassata, St. Charles, IL   31 Jan 2017

I'm a teacher and my students are using this event and site as the source of their argumentative essays. – Karlisia brown, Raleigh, NC   31 Jan 2017

I am very happy that the working conditions and standards have changed for the better due to this event. – A.W, Illinois   30 Jan 2017

A terrible tragedy but it made everyone realize how bad situation on fire hazards. – Anuj S, St.Charles Il   30 Jan 2017

This was a horrible tragedy it was not well prevented and had horrible consequences. But their have been positives those people who lost their lives gave us and opportunity to improve fire safety and because of them millions of lives are saved I am grateful for being alive in this age and hope all immigrant or citizens will live peaceful in heaven. – Sharvil Dave, West Chicago IL   30 Jan 2017

This should have never happened, but it did. But we did something about it and we should continue to do so. – Andrew Ank, STC   30 Jan 2017

This was a historic event that has changed the workplace over 100 years ago. This does however show that it often takes a tragedy for dramatic changes in society, it is unfortunate for it to often happen this way, with many young lives being lost. – I.M.I, St. Charles, Illinois   30 Jan 2017

This horrific event in a huge way was a ginormous benefit to the modern day American society. Without this accident and its negative outcomes then fire safety awareness might not have even happens and has prevented millions of deaths. Even so my thoughts and priers go out to the victims and the families. – d.A.F, IL   30 Jan 2017

It is a sad event that will always be remembered so that it never happens again. These people should not die in vain. – AJY, St. Charles   30 Jan 2017

It was bound to happen, and it did. But the important part was that we learned from it. All those people who lost their lives is terrible, and I hope they have a good afterlife. – Tommy H, St. Charles IL   30 Jan 2017

This is an awful tragedy that caused over a 100 lives to be lost. Hopefully something like this never happens again. It was a turning point for workers in history. – A.S, Illinois   30 Jan 2017

That's Depressing. – J.L.F., St. Charles   30 Jan 2017

I hope that they can live wonderfully in the afterlife – SE, Illinois   30 Jan 2017

Terrible, shouldn't have happend – VS, Illinois   30 Jan 2017

It was sad but it finally gave people something to fight back for. – M.K, Illinois   30 Jan 2017

I pray to the families who suffered the deaths of their loved ones – MP , Illinois   30 Jan 2017

This incident was so horrible, and it makes it even worse that certain procedures were seemingly not up to code. I hope the victims of this accident rest in peace. – AP, Illinois   30 Jan 2017

Tragic – JR, Illinois   30 Jan 2017

This event was terrible. – S.P, Illinois   30 Jan 2017

It's a tragedy that such great lives were lost to this fire. I am grateful that we have better factories today to prevent such things from happening. – Aleesa Luecker, St. Charles IL   30 Jan 2017

it may have been a tragedy but without it, we wouldn't have the superior working conditions we have todayn – MK, Illinois   30 Jan 2017

Remember also the 1993 Zhili Toy Factory Fire, China’s greatest fire death toll since the initiation of the Open Door Policy and the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in 1980. Fire safety measures must be installed. Always. – Jenny Chan, Hong Kong   30 Jan 2017

Given such a tragedy and the subsequent standards created almost 100 years ago and the progression of technology, I am saddened to have read that two major U.S. cities sweatshop percentages are over 60%. – JADP, Spring Hill, TN   27 Jan 2017

A very tragic event, that in the end supported new ways of law. These people may have died, but not in vein. Today we should reflect back on what happen, and make sure it never happens again. In conclusion, the people that died should be remembered, and never forgotten. For if it weren't for them, laws may never have changed, and you might have been the one in the fire. – E.H, NC   24 Jan 2017

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