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This week marks the anniversary of the historic fire at the Triangle Waist Co. on March 25, 1911, which killed 146 workers and injured scores. As discussed in an +NFPA Journal+ article, Triangle remains the deadliest accidental industrial building fire in the nation’s history. It also helped spark sweeping reforms that included the adoption and enforcement of a host of workplace safety measures, including the development of NFPA 101 ®, +Life Safety Code+®+.+
Despite the sweeping changes that have occurred, deadly fires still plague the international garment industry. Read the +NFPA Journal+ feature to learn more about NFPA's role
both past and presentin helping to safeguard these facilities from future disasters.
Also, watch a slideshow of the Triangle fire and its aftermath as well as a video of NFPA President James Shannon commenting on the tragedy:
-Fred Durso, Jr.</p>