Step 1: After reading the article entitled: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, students will answer the questions within this document. BF10 Obj. 4.01D Reading-Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.docx
Step 2: Copy an paste the questions in a new Google document.
Step 3: Save the file as: 4.01D-yourlastname.
Step 4: Include a header in the top left corner with: date, student name, class and block.
Step 5: When completed, upload the file to the link.
Article: Worker Safety - The Triangle Fire Legacy: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
On March 25, 1911, a small fire broke out in a bin of rags at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory on New York City’s Lower East Side. The profitable business heralded as a model of efficiency operated in a modern fireproof building. Yet in less than an hour, 146 people—most of them young immigrant Jewish and Italian women in their teens and early 20s—died, trapped by blocked exit doors and faulty fire escapes.
The Tragedy: Identify a minimum of ten factors that contributed to the deaths of the 146 workers. (5pts each)
Government Responds: Public outcry after the fire prompted New York City to impose tougher building codes and more stringent factory inspections to be sure the rules were being followed. List at least five of the new city codes for factories. (5pts. each)