This lesson lists those people and events and gives a short explanation of their role in history.
A bookkeeper on the eighth floor was able to warn employees on the tenth floor via telephone, but there was no audible alarm and no way to contact staff on the ninth floor. Other survivors were able to jam themselves into the elevators while they continued to operate.
Elevator operators Joseph Zito  and Gaspar Mortillalo saved many lives by traveling three times up to the ninth floor for passengers, but Mortillalo was eventually forced to give up when the rails of his elevator buckled under the heat.
Some victims pried the elevator doors open and jumped into the empty shaft, trying to slide down the cables or to land on top of the car.
The weight and impacts of these bodies warped the elevator car and made it impossible for Zito to make another attempt. William Gunn Shepard, a reporter at the tragedy, would say that "I learned a new sound that day, a sound more horrible than description can picture — the thud of a speeding living body on a stone sidewalk".
I was deeply engrossed in my book when I became aware of fire engines racing past the building. By this time I was sufficiently Americanized to be fascinated by the sound of fire engines.
Along with several others in the library, I ran out to see what was happening, and followed crowds of people to the scene of the fire. When we arrived at the scene, the police had thrown up a cordon around the area and the firemen were helplessly fighting the blaze.
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The eighth, ninth, and tenth stories of the building were now an enormous roaring cornice of flames. Word had spread through the East Side, by some magic of terror, that the plant of the Triangle Waist Company was on fire and that several hundred workers were trapped.
Horrified and helpless, the crowds—I among them—looked up at the burning building, saw girl after girl appear at the reddened windows, pause for a terrified moment, and then leap to the pavement below, to land as mangled, bloody pulp. This went on for what seemed a ghastly eternity.
Occasionally a girl who had hesitated too long was licked by pursuing flames and, screaming with clothing and hair ablaze, plunged like a living torch to the street. Life nets held by the firemen were torn by the impact of the falling bodies. The emotions of the crowd were indescribable.
Women were hysterical, scores fainted; men wept as, in paroxysms of frenzy, they hurled themselves against the police lines. The remainder waited until smoke and fire overcame them.
The fire department arrived quickly but was unable to stop the flames, as there were no ladders available that could reach beyond the sixth floor. The fallen bodies and falling victims also made it difficult for the fire department to approach the building.
Bodies of the victims being placed in coffins on the sidewalk People and horses draped in black walk in procession in memory of the victims Aftermath[ edit ] Although early references of the death toll ranged from  to almost all modern references agree that people died as a result of the fire: In some instances, their tombstones refer to the fire.year-old boy dies in fire that swept through his home.
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