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New York, NY Factory Fire, Nov 1915


Officials Had Given Warning On Many Occasions Unsafe Conditions at Factroy[sic]

NEW-YORK, Nov., 9.---Before a coroner's jury, sitting today in Brooklyn, to fix the blame, if any, for the death of 12 persons in a factory fire last Saturday, James M. Lynch, a member of the New York state industrial commission today testified that the commission's inspectors had again and again warned the owner of the building to make it safe, but that the work had been neglected until two days before the fire.

E. L. Diamond, owner of the building, who is at liberty under $10,000 bail, on a charge of manslaughter, and his wife, were not present at the hearing.

Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV 9 Nov 1915

article | by Dr. Radut