The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
     
 
It was almost the end of the workday at the Triangle Waist Company. Suddenly a woman shouted "Fire!" Workers pulled a fire hose from the wall. The factory manager turned the nozzle, but nothing came out.

The fire quickly blazed across the floor. Panicked workers struggled to escape. Some ran down the stairs or crammed into elevators. Others raced to the roof Even so

Overview

It was almost the end of the workday at the Triangle Waist Company. Suddenly a woman shouted "Fire!" Workers pulled a fire hose from the wall. The factory manager turned the nozzle, but nothing came out.

The fire quickly blazed across the floor. Panicked workers struggled to escape. Some ran down the stairs or crammed into elevators. Others raced to the roof Even so, 146 workers lost their lives due to locked doors, blocked exits, and a poorly built fire escape. Anger and grief over their deaths led to changes that are still keeping people safe today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597163590
Publisher:
Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Bearport Code Red Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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