Most of the deaths cause in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire were due to poor safety and working conditions. Some issues were the fact that the factory owners, Mr. Blanck and his parter Mr. Harris, had locked most of the safety doors and that they had never done any safety procedures with the workers. No water was connected to the hose and the fire escape was very rusty and unable to carry so much weight. Their was very little space through the sewing machines and the cutting tables that people tripped over each other and were slowed down.
After the fire, investigators had a look inside the burnt building and saw the reason why so many people had died. They brought Mr. Black and Mr. Harris to court where they had denied any wrongdoing. Eventually they gave up and paid 75 dollars for each of the 146 people that lost their lives. After that 36 new labor laws were passed in the U.S during the next three years. Some include mandatory safety drills, automatic sprinklers, and sanitation throughout the building. Thanks to these new laws factory workers won't be in the same trouble as the workers in the Triangle fire were.