At 5:05, a laborer named Dominic Cardiani, pushing his wheelbarrow down Green Street, heard a muffled explosion, followed by the sound of breaking glass. Glancing up, he saw what he thought were dark bundles of clothes sailing from an eight-floor window. You know, you can hardly believe it when you read about it.
A few months later, the owners of the Triangle Factory, Isaac Harris and Max Blanck, were tried for manslaughter, having locked their workers in.
But now, something extraordinary began to occur.
The resulting flood of legislation, one man later said, was "nothing less than epoch-making"-- Landmark laws affecting not only fire protection, but every aspect of factory life. Landowners would now be required to provide enclosed staircases, fire sprinklers, and adequate lighting, ventilation, and washrooms.
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