Workers Pen Account of Ground Zero Cleanup

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Charles Vitchers and Bobby Gray, co-authors of the book Nine Months at Ground Zero: The Story of a Brotherhood of Workers Who Took on a Job Like No Other, talk about their experiences clearing the site in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Vitchers is a construction superintendent and Gray is a crane operator. After the Sept. 11 attack, they joined the effort to recover victims' remains, making the area safe for rescue and construction workers and clear the site for future development.

Books Featured In This Story

Nine Months At Ground Zero

The Story Of The Brotherhood Of Workers Who Took On A Job Like No Other

by Glenn Stout, Charles Vitchers and Robert Gray

Hardcover, 257 pages | purchase

Purchase Featured Book

Nine Months At Ground Zero
The Story Of The Brotherhood Of Workers Who Took On A Job Like No Other
Glenn Stout, Charles Vitchers, et al

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.