Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust

Expanding Job Opportunities for Ironworkers and their Contractors

The off the Job accident program has been a God's send for our injured members and helps them from digging a financial hole. There is a process  of educating the members, following up with the paperwork to the Trust Fund, insuring the member is paid. This extra time is on behalf of the Business Manager but it is worth it.

Michael L. Baker
Iron Workers District Council of North Central States




Video: Ironworkers Build Philadelphia Skyscraper


These men travel to high places.

Ironworkers, which often lay the foundations for most of the buildings that we know and use on a daily basis, are often unthanked for their position. But videos like this will help you to have far more respect for a career option that allows for most of the infrastructure that we rely on a daily basis.

Ironworkers create scaffolding, and the support for many buildings. As a result, they can often be seen hundreds or even thousands of feet into the air. Walking along steel beams, and doing otherwise dangerous tasks. Simply looking at the skyline makes me want to hold my breath, hoping that I do not fall down myself.

If you are afraid of heights, this is not a job for you. So I have to give kudos and mad respect for people who are able to climb up so high and get all of this heavy work done without the fear of falling.

This video shows what the daily life is like for someone who does this kind of job. Climbing up so high, and working to get the scaffolding into place. Many of them sit on the railings, some even sitting on a role with no surrounding rails to grab onto if case they fall down. So it is definitely a job that most people would not be able to do.

So next time you are in a building, especially a skyscraper or some other kind of tall building, be grateful to the people who risked their lives in order to make that building a reality. You will have a lot more appreciation for the hard work that goes into these buildings if you do.

And also, the next time you see a construction worker, maybe do something good for them so that they feel appreciated. They deserve it.

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