TIL about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, wherein 146 garment workers died because of the factory owners’ decision to keep all exit doors locked to prevent theft and unauthorized breaks. The owners of the company survived and made roughly $400 per worker due to the insurance payout.

Read more: https://www.osha.gov/aboutosha/40-years/trianglefactoryfire

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