Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Part 3: Out Of Fashion, Into Compliance

As firefighters, police officers, and citizens who volunteered their efforts recovered bodies and lowered them to the ground below from the eighth, ninth, and tenth floors of the Asch building, people below were placing those bodies in to caskets and loading them on to wagons for transport.

The effects of the shirtwaist factory fire were heavy on all involved. Even the most hardened responders were overcome by emotion and grief. Crews were rotated out to give them time to temporarily recover.

Almost immediately after the fire, there were calls from the public for changes to life safety issues in manufacturing plants. Many of these changes were adopted and protect us even today.

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