This tool belt with tools, hard hat, face shield, respirator, cutting torch, leathers, boots, gloves, and two debris buckets belonged to ironworker Jim Connor. Context:
The collapse of the World Trade Center led to an outpouring of help from skilled construction workers. Jim Connor, an ironworker from New York’s Local 40 Ironworkers Union, had been working on the Williamsburg Bridge renovation when the attack occurred. He participated in the search-and-rescue effort and helped clear debris from the World Trade Center site from September 12 to January 2002. The mental stress of this work took a significant toll on many of these dedicated workers.