Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2013.14.2
Dimensions: 7 in X 10 in X 12 in
Dimensions (Metric): 17.78 cm X 25.4 cm X 30.48 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Manuel Rodriguez
Plastic hard hat with full brim and the interior ratchet suspension removed. The hard hat is white and covered in a variety of trade and commemorative stickers. "Ground Zero | Local 282 | Teamsters" is on the front of the hat above a sticker of the ArtAid FDNY Firefighters Angel. Commemorative 9/11 stickers are present along with NY Yankees, Vietnam Veteran, American and Canadian flags, Salvation Army, and Bovis stickers. Around the brim of the hat are FDNY Rescue 1, 2, 3, and 4 stickers.
Manny Rodriguez, a volunteer and former member of Local 282 Teamsters, wore this hard hat when he worked at Ground Zero from late October 2001 until the end of the recovery period. Rodriguez operated a heavy construction vehicle, or Euclid truck, removing debris from the pile.