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Unformatted text preview: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1) Who made up the workforce of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory? The people that made up the workforce were primarily young Jewish women and Italian women. The average age was 19 years old (ranging from 13 years old to 23 years old). Most the young Jewish women were engaged as can be seen from the diamond rings that were found in the left over scenes. Most were immigrants that were not represented by any unions and had no say in workplace conditions. 2) How many young women perished? The exact amount varies but most sources list 146 as the amount of employees that died in this incident. 3) How did they die? The women that died were stuck in the ninth floor and the two causes of death were 1.fire and 2. Women that jumped out of the building. 4) What conditions contributed to their death? The conditions that contributed to their death were as follows: 1. There were only 27 buckets of water to put out the fire 2) Most of the exit doors were locked 3) the doors that remained open...
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2008 for the course HIST 142 taught by Professor Duchicela during the Summer '08 term at Pima CC.
- Summer '08