On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men - found themselves trapped on the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of their factory. The owners locked the doors to the stairwells and exits to prevent unauthorized breaks and to reduce theft. Those who were not overcome by smoke inhalation or flames jumped from windows only to die on the pavement below. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire is the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of New York City, but it led to improved factory safety standards and resulted in growth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Join us in one of New York’s worst sweatshops as fire changed industrial America.