Triangle Fire: American Experience

Triangle Fire: American Experience

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Pictured: Workers of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

Credit: WGBH

It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.

On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village. A dropped match on the 8th floor of the factory sparked a fire that killed over a hundred innocent people trapped inside. The private industry of the American factory would never be the same. By the time the fire had burned itself out, 146 people were dead. The landmark legislation that followed gave New Yorkers the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country. Triangle Fire: American Experience airs Monday, July 9 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.