IATSE workers in action …

 

IATSE

5/15/20

 


 

Get a behind the scenes look at the workshop where Local 52 members are constructing life-saving intubation boxes.

 

 

On 5/13/2020 -- NBC Covered Bret Lehne and his crew from IATSE Local 52, a group of scenic carpenters. Usually, they make the sets and furniture you'll see in films and on television programs. With large scale productions at a total standstill, Bret realized that he and his friends had the skills, time, and tools in the union workshop to make intubation boxes -- protective equipment that can provide medical personnel with an added line of defense during the installation or removal of a ventilator when treating COVID-19 patients. So far, they've raised over 10,000 dollars through a crowdfunding site, and built and donated over 60 boxes so far. The majority have been donated to greater NYC hospital systems but some have been shipped as far as Georgia.

 

BRAVO!