Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2012.477.4
Dimensions: 2 ⅞ in X 4 1/16 in X 1/16 in
Dimensions (Metric): 5.08 cm X 10.16 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Pia Hofmann
Tully Construction identification card issued to Pia Hofmann (misspelled on the card as Pia Hoffman) and laminated in clear plastic. The front features a photograph in the upper right and the Tully Construction logo on the left.
Pia Hofmann was an operating engineer with Local 14 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, working at Ground Zero during the recovery period. She primarily operated a heavy construction vehicle used to remove debris. After weeks at the site, Hofmann recovered the remains of a civilian and insisted that they be accorded the same honor in removal as had been previously reserved for the remains of uniformed responders. From that day forward, when civilian remains were found, a member of the clergy was summoned, an honor guard formed, and the remains draped with an American flag as they were carried from the site.