The victims and the heroes in the single-deadliest incident in Binghamton history are being remembered again.

July 22, 2021 marked 108 years since the Binghamton Clothing Company fire that destroyed a factory building on Wall Street in downtown Binghamton in less than 20 minutes, killing 31 people, most of them young immigrant women working in the factory.

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A memorial stone is placed across the street from the site, bearing the names of those lost, including Nellie Conner and Sidney Dimmock who helped guide their co-workers to safety but never made it out alive themselves.

The monument also honors the efforts of the City’s fire department.

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The massive fire and loss of life was instrumental in forever changing labor and safety laws and practices.

The cause of the fire has never been determined.

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