American Experience

Triangle Fire

Passport Season 23 Episode 7 | 52m 10s Video has closed captioning.

It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City's history. A dropped match on the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sparked a fire that killed over a hundred innocent people trapped inside. The private industry of the American factory would never be the same.

Aired: 02/28/11

Expires: 01/29/21

Rating: TV-14

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Funding for Triangle Fire provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.

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