1913 Binghamton Clothing Fire Memorial

By WBNG News

1913 Binghamton Clothing Fire Memorial

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 22, 2009 at 6:08 PM EDT

A memorial remembers workers who lost their lives in the deadliest fire in Binghamton history.

The city dedicated a plaque with the names of the 31 people killed in the Binghamton Clothing Company Fire of 1913.

You can see it on Wall Street, just across from where the 4 story building once stood.

What started the factory fire was never determined.

Binghamton Fire Chief Dan Thomas says fires like this led to better regulations to improve safety.

"They are much better on what you can and can't do. How areas have to cleaned and all of that. The fire alarms are much better and they immediately go to the dispatching station," said Binghamton Fire Chief Dan Thomas.

Workers Nellie Connor and Sidney Dimmock were honored.

They sacrificed their lives by staying by helping their coworkers escape through windows.

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