Thursday, January 19, 2006


Within 7 Months, 3 Sept. 11 Workers Die

`James Zadroga spent 16 hours a day toiling in the World Trade Center ruins for a month, breathing in debris-choked air. Timothy Keller said he coughed up bits of gravel from his lungs after the towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001. Felix Hernandez spent days at the site helping to search for victims.

All three men died in the past seven months of what their families and colleagues say were persistent respiratory illnesses directly caused by their work at ground zero. [..]

“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” [an attorney] said. “Many, many more people are going to die from the aftermath of the toxicity.”‘

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