Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2014.474.2
Dimensions: 5 in X 9 in X 9 in
Dimensions (Metric): 12.7 cm X 22.86 cm X 22.86 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Michael Jessie
3M brand half-mask respirator with gray silicone face-piece cushion and white adjustable elastic straps. The plastic filter cartridges are pink in color, and the entire respirator is covered in a light layer of dust.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector Michael Jesse spent two weeks sifting through debris from the World Trade Center site at Fresh Kills landfill in October, 2001. Dressed in hard hats, respirators, and Tyvek suits, FAA inspectors provided technical expertise and assistance in the search for the aircrafts’ “black boxes,” Flight Data Recorders (FDR), and Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR).