Topics » Business & Economy   March 25, 2011

Photo Essay: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Locked Doors, Broken Elevators

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Photo: Public domain. New York Times photographer.

Centennial Anniversary Factory Owners and WorkersPiles of ClothArson Not Suspected Firefighters on the WayLocked Doors, Broken ElevatorsAttempts to IdentifyCharred RemainsCause of DeathDeadly Industrial AccidentDestructionIn MemoryStill StandingBrown Building, ManhattanPerished in the Triangle Fire

Locked Doors, Broken Elevators

The building's south side, with windows marked X from which fifty women jumped.

Elevator operators Joseph Zito and Gaspar Mortillalo tried to save workers’ lives by making three runs up to the ninth floor. However, they were forced to give up when the heat from the fire caused the shaft's metal parts to buckle.

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