People often overlook ironworkers, lumping them in with the throngs of “construction guys” at work everyday in large cities. In fact, most people see them all the time, but never stop to think about what they’re actually doing. Is this a shocking video? No, not really; there are no falls or close calls, just a guy doing his job. The thing is, this guy hangs it out there like this, day in and day out –- respect.
Crawling out onto a window frame to weld in brace points twenty stories up — even with a safety rope — is not on my list of things I’m willing to do for a living. I freely admit to being a huge sissy in this regard and feel no shame over it. A tip of the hat to all the guys that get it done so we don’t have to.
Ironworkers Local 63_002 [YouTube]