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In thirty-one years as a ladleman I've never been injured. I won't take promotion to pit boss because I have a lot of responsibility right here in this handle. It controls 150 tons of molten steel. I like it here. I don't bother nobody and nobody bothers me. It's just a job. from the portfolio Working (I Do It For the Money)

© Bill Owens

In thirty-one years as a ladleman I've never been injured. I won't take promotion to pit boss because I have a lot of responsibility right here in this handle. It controls 150 tons of molten steel. I like it here. I don't bother nobody and nobody bothers me. It's just a job. from the portfolio Working (I Do It For the Money)

Artist: Bill Owens (Born in San Jose, California, 1938)
Culture: American
Date: 1977 or before (printed 2006)
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
8 × 10 inches (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Charles (A.B.’84) and Linda Googe
Object number: 2017.16.62