On March 25, 1911 there was a terrible fire at the Triangle Factory. 146 dead and 71 injured out of the 500 workers. Many were burned to death and some jumped out the windows from panic. This fire was a tragedy. After the fire Chief Crocker did an inspection and found that the building was fireproof, he also discovered how horrible the workers were treated. Dusty, dirty fire traps and terrible working conditions (Marrin273).
Frances Perkins was one of many of the many witnesses of the fire. After the fire Frances Perkins became the secretary of a committee that passed 36 new labor laws for the safety of workers. She took a commitment to safety after becoming the secretary of labor.
In 1933 Pressident Franklin Rosevelt named Frances Perkins Secretary of labor. Frances and other social reformers dedicated their lives to in sure that workers thoughout the country stay safe while working. As a result of this fire million of people have come to help United States laborers to this day(Kent277).