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No one entering the top three floors of the Asch Building on March 25, 1911, in Manhattan, New York expected the devastating effects of a fire caused by oil rags. With 146 deaths the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was the worst industrial factory fire in the history of the United states, and was an awakening to both citizens and government alike that working conditions must improve. This fire alone has created a legacy of labor conditions, only three years after the fire 36 new laws had already been passed.
Contributed by Kalli Vanden Heuvel