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New York Marks 100th Anniversary Of Fatal Fire

New Yorkers marking 100th anniversary of the worst industrial accident in city history -- the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist fire where 146 workers died.

NEW YORK (AP) -- New Yorkers are marking the 100th anniversary of the worst industrial accident in city history -- the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist fire -- with a ceremony at the site where 146 garment workers died.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Charles Schumer will be among the speakers at Friday's ceremony honoring the workers who died March 25, 1911.

Family members of victims and survivors will also participate in the commemoration in Greenwich Village.

The victims of the Triangle fire were mainly young immigrant women. Many of them jumped to their deaths to escape the flames.

The fire galvanized the labor movement and prompted many improvements in fire safety, such as laws mandating fire drills.

Dozens of events commemorating the fire are taking place around the U.S.

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