My father was an ironworker, and like the man in this video, I worked as an Ironworker as well during summers while in high school and college, and for a full year before entering law school.  This narrator’s story, including the story of injuries and deaths,  occurred in my circle of fellow Ironworkers as well.  My father fell, and I would probably have been injured or even killed had I not gotten out early.  But it was an exhilarating experience for a young man, and great money.  I completed apprenticeship school over the course of 3 years while also attending college, and became a journeyman Ironworker [East St. Louis Local #392 International Association ].