Wednesday, April 12, 2006

First Death Officially Linked to 9/11 Clean-Up

USAToday: Police officer's death tied to post-9/11 work

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of a 34-year-old detective who developed respiratory disease after working at ground zero is directly related to the Sept. 11 attacks, a coroner said in the first known ruling that attributes a death to recovery work at the World Trade Center site.


"It is felt with a reasonable degree of medical certainty that the cause of death in this case was directly related to the 9/11 incident," wrote Gerard Breton, a pathologist at the Ocean County (N.J.) medical examiner's office.

Zadroga, of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., died in January of respiratory failure and had inflammation in his lung tissue due to "a history of exposure to toxic fumes and dust," Breton wrote.

NYDaily News: WTC air doomed ex-cop
Autopsy confirms family suspicions

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