When fire broke out the supervisors told the female employees to return to work but smoke soon filled the factory.
The Oklahoma explosion (caused by a detonated truck bomb) took 168 lives including 19 children, and injured 680 people.
Police managed to peacefully disperse the massive crowd. Firefighters responded to the alarms with trucks, ambulances, EMTs, and specially trained union members.
Deaths and injuries in the nation's mines, including its coal mines, fell in 2012 to some of their lowest recorded levels.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka termed Boehner's decision "a slap in the face." Others were more caustic.
It burned for three days, killing 200-300 people, destroying 17,450 buildings, leaving 100,000 homeless and causing damages worth an estimated $200 million in 1871 dollars.
The fire burned more than three million acres, an area larger than the size of the state of Connecticut, with at least 92 killed.
NEW ORLEANS - As a reporter in this city, you can't help but hear the stories about Hurricane Katrina - even six years after the disaster.