February 10, 2011 3:12 PM
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history. A dropped cigarette on the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factorysparked a fire that killed over a hundred innocent people trapped inside. The private industry of the American factory would never be the same.
Airs on American Experience on PBS Feb. 28, 2011 at 9:00pm on most PBS stations. Commemorating the workers' compensation centennial.