On the morning of March 25, 1911, five-hundred women and children went to work in the Asch building where the Triangle Shirtwaist Company was located in New York City. By the end of that day, only 350 would walk out alive. At 4:40 in the afternoon, a pile of scrap material caught fire on the eighth floor cutting room (Jackson). The fire quickly spread to the ninth and tenth floors also occupied by the company. Although 146 people lost their
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