Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: IL.2008.3.17
Dimensions: 16 in X 10 in X 4 in
Dimensions (Metric): 40.64 cm X 25.4 cm X 10.16 cm
Recovered rabbit tool, made of steel and plastic and encrusted in dirt and dust. The number "4" is attached to its side.
Rabbit tools, powered by a hydraulic pump, are used by firefighters to pry open doors and other objects that have become compressed or entwined. On 9/11, members of FDNY Engine Company 21 used a rabbit tool to free an individual trapped in an elevator in the North Tower’s lobby.